About AMP Health
AMP Health partners with Ministries of Health to help scale community health and immunization programs by providing leadership and management training, mentoring and coaching, a network of like-minded partners, and placement of experienced private sector professionals.
AMP Health has worked with Ministries of Health in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Zambia. With support from AMP Health and its network of collaborative partners, these countries are working towards extended coverage of proven healthcare interventions and improved public health outcomes.
To date, AMP Health has catalyzed:
- Training of 15,000 community health workers in Sierra Leone
- Creation and dissemination of Malawi's first-ever National Community Health Strategy
- Opportunity for counties in Kenya to access over $40M in funding
- First-ever investment in community health leadership team in Zambia
Why This Matters
Sub-Saharan Africa bears nearly 25% of the burden for global disease, with only 3% of global health workers. Resource commitments to improve global health programs have quadrupled over the past 20 years, but are not achieving their intended health outcomes. Hundreds of millions of people in rural Sub-Saharan Africa still cannot access basic health services due to distance.
Community health workers (CHWs) are widely recognized as playing a critical role in delivering life-saving services to remote communities. National governments in Sub-Saharan Africa are committed to deploying thousands of community health workers, but often don't have the strategic, managerial, or financial skills to run a program the size of a Fortune 500 company. Effective leadership and management at the national level is critical to develop community health worker systems at scale.