The HIV epidemic has ravaged East and Southern Africa, where it remains the leading cause of death. HIV is accompanied by a twin epidemic of tuberculosis, which seriously affects the HIV-negative population as well. Despite significant progress against malaria, death and disability from the infection remain high, particularly in some of the poorest and least developed nations of Africa, such as Malawi and South Sudan. Missionary doctors like Claire Smith (right) combine compassion and skill to help many infected with HIV, TB and other diseases.
we provide hands-on clinical training in the care of HIV+ patients.
AMH leads the country’s largest HIV clinical training program. During 2018 alone we trained over 400 more clinicians in the care of HIV and tuberculosis.
AMH is committed to fighting infectious disease across the Sub-Saharan region, including rural areas in countries like Kenya, Malawi, and South Sudan. Our efforts include direct support for clinical care and significant investments in training health workers. Consider that seventy percent of HIV-related deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa; that Kenya has the fourth largest HIV epidemic in the world; and that of every 23 patients who die of HIV in the world today, one will be in Kenyan. With your help, families will have the opportunity to live healthy lives.