Media Advisory - Award Winning Photos of Innovative African Health Programs
Available for Publication

TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - Photos of the African Medical & Research Foundation's (AMREF) innovative health development programs from Kenya and Tanzania are available for publication in Canada. Photos were taken by CNN's 2010 African Photo journalist of the year Boniface Mwangi, and have never been published in Canada before.

WHAT: Collection of 60 photos of AMREF's sexual and reproductive health program for Maasai youth in Magadi, Kenya. Photos show young Maasai participating in family planning programs, learning how to use birth control and how to protect themselves from disease. Photos also document Maasai life; women collecting water and men participating in cultural ceremonies.

Collection of 75 photos of HIV positive single mother of five, Amina Saidi and her family benefitting from AMREF's Mkuranga reproductive health project in coastal Tanzania. Photos document family life, and AMREF's HIV and maternal and child health care clinics.

WHEN: Taken February and March 2010

Available at no charge but must be credited to AMREF/Boniface Mwangi

AMREF: Founded in 1957, the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) is the world's leading African health development organization. With headquarters, history and feet on the ground in Africa, AMREF ensures good health for the most marginalized people in Africa. With their active involvement, AMREF develops and implements innovative solutions to critical health challenges facing the continent.

SOURCE AMREF Canada (African Medical and Research Foundation)

For further information: For further information: OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT: Melanie Sharpe, AMREF Canada Communications Coordinator, Office - 416 961-6981, Mobile - 416-871-7345,

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AMREF Canada (African Medical and Research Foundation)

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