News Advisory - Canadian from Crofton, BC Returns Home after Six Month Internship in Tanzania

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - A Canadian who grew up in Crofton, BC will soon be returning home after spending six months in Tanzania interning with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). Annie Peng is one of 10 young Canadians who has just completed an internship with AMREF in sub-Saharan Africa, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD, formerly CIDA) through the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

As the Monitoring and Evaluation intern for AMREF in Tanzania, Annie took on a wide variety of jobs, including: visiting communities in the rural Simiyu region of Tanzania to assess malnutrition in young children; helping with AMREF Tanzania's first fundraising gala to raise money to train midwives; and, evaluating completed AMREF projects to apply lessons learned to our future work.

Annie is available for interviews after December 17, 2013.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Speak to Annie about her experiences in Tazania. Find out about her most treasured memories, the challenges she faced, and what the internship has meant to her.

About AMREF (www.amrefcanada.org; @AMREFCanada): The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) works with communities to improve Africans' health. African-based and African-led, AMREF is a global organization with intimate first-hand knowledge of the health challenges facing African communities. With more than 55 years of experience we are a recognized global leader in African health, having won both the Bill and Melinda Gates Award for Global Health and the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

SOURCE AMREF Canada (African Medical and Research Foundation)

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For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Jennifer Foulds, AMREF Canada, (416) 961-6981; (647) 771-5815 (cell)