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2016 Amref’s Stand Up for Africa Mothers Charity Walk

Nurse Merry Leonard Raphael (right) attending 
to a patient after birth, Merry is one of the midwives 
benefitted from the SUAM project. In 2016/17 
the programme aims to raise a minimum of 
Tsh 500 million to support training of 50 nurse 
midwives at Certificate level and upgrade 
skills of about 400 nurse midwives at Diploma 
level. Bank M is the main sponsor of the programe.
Amref Health Africa once again in Partnership with Bank M has announced joint efforts for the ‘Stand up for African Mothers’, a programme which has been running for the past 5 years with the main aim of training midwives for safe delivery.


Speaking while announcing the Stand Up for African Mothers 2016 fundraising event, Amref Health Africa Tanzania  Country Director Dr. Florence Temu said , this year the SUAM fundraising will be held via a charity walk which will take place on Saturday 05th November 2016 starting and finishing at the Green grounds, Oysterbay.

“The Stand Up for African Mothers is an international programme launched in October 2011 to draw attention to the plight of African mothers and to mobilize citizens worldwide, to support African Mothers get the basic medical care they need during pregnancy and childbirth.

In 2016/17 the programme aims to raise a minimum of Tsh 500 million to support training of 50 nurse midwives at Certificate level and upgrade skills of about 400 nurse midwives at Diploma level. This will eventually contribute towards the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Africa. Let us Stand up for African Mothers”.

She also thanked Bank M for once again coming on board as the main sponsor. “Bank M has consistently supported this programme for three years.  We are extremely grateful to Bank M for their ongoing support, solid contribution to improving the lives of Tanzanians across the country and for partnering with us to help create lasting health change in Africa.” Affirmed Dr. Temu.

With the theme “Train midwives for Safe Delivery!” The WALK will be graced by the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Bank M’s CEO-Designate, Ms Jacqueline Woiso commented that Bank M’s partnership with Amref Health Africa has been a great milestone in achieving our Corporate Social responsibility initiatives. “This project, which aims to improve maternal health services throughout Tanzania, reflects our bank’s mission to support the community and promote a healthy and sustainable workforce in the country. Bank M will continue supporting this cause as we believe in the expertise and accountability of Amref Health Africa and more importantly, we believe in the impact of this project on the vulnerable section of our society”, said Ms. Woiso.

Amref Health Africa is an African-led, health development organization headquartered in Nairobi.  Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa, it now touches more than 30 countries across Africa focusing on the most critical health challenges facing the continent, including maternal and child health, sexual reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, TB, malaria, clean water and sanitation and clinical and surgical outreach.
Students benefitted through the SU4AM project at Muheza School of Nursing. In 2016/17 the programme aims to raise a minimum of Tsh 500 million to support training of 50 nurse midwives at Certificate level and upgrade skills of about 400 nurse midwives at Diploma level. Bank M is the main sponsor of the programe.