Africa Alliance for Health, Research and Economic Development

For Social & Economic Wellbeing of Communities

Africa Alliance for Health, Research and Economic Development (AAHRED) is non-governmental organization employing volunteer humanitarian action to empower local communities eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, diseases, and to end all forms of discrimination.
We are committed to peace, social, economic, environmental and gender justice and emphasize the right of all people not to be poor.
We tackle environmental, social and economic challenges from education, humanitarian relief, microfinance for livelihoods, and health.

Our actions help shape agendas and develop potential solutions in poverty eradication and disease prevention through applicable research, capacity building and modeling programs.
we implement through partnerships with local civil society organizations, engaging with government and the private sector, working effectively in coalitions to prioritize the rural and vulnerable poor – women and children as major critical beneficiaries and stakeholders .
We contribute in policy issues leading to all inclusive socio-economic development and universal health.


We envision Africa free from poverty and disease; where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life


To harness potential of communities to help themselves, assume control of local development and improve their standard of living through poverty eradication, Prevention of diseases, and elimination of its causes.

Our Priorities


Promote and facilitate the adoption of the most effective actions to combat extreme poverty by ensuring evidence is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor which is possible through:
1. Public accountability, just governance, and the fulfillment of human rights
2. Trade policy and economic justice
3. Gender equality and inclusive development
4. Climate change, food security and environmental health programs
5. Access to capital ,training and ,Markets,
6. Promote technology and innovation
Economic Empowerment and Energy Program
i). increase the productivity levels of poor communities in agricultural practices through the increased use of renewable energy technologies,
ii). build the capacities of rural farmers mainly women to use and maintain clean energy technologies,
iii). raise awareness and educate the public on the use of renewable energy for poverty eradication at the household level and, more broadly, for rural development
We believe in the power of women and the rural persons and are able to work with women and youth -led micro and small enterprises , building their capacities through trainings, hand held support and technical assistance in finance and distribution, business development, partnerships, Marketing, fostering women’s and youth leadership and influencing their local and national environment; starting with a small business, many of these women and youth soon become social leaders in their communities as their self-esteem rise up.


We campaign for universal health coverage ,Social and economic Development where Fairness, social accountability, citizen engagement and good values, Human rights, Gender, Leadership and good governance provide the basic springboard to better living by emphasizing anticorruption approaches in procurement of healthcare system support . Raising awareness on universal health coverage, challenges and advocating appropriate action
Our health focus include:
1. Infectious diseases
2. Non-communicable diseases
3. Vaccine Preventable diseases
4. Maternal and Child Survival
5. Increase utilization of quality family planning
6. Improved nutrition ,Safe water, sanitation and hygiene
7. Strengthen health system to enable
sustainability and access
Health systems strengthening concern a) Health programs financing
b) Adequate human resources and development
c) Institutional capacity and infrastructure support
d) Building better health information systems
e) Addressing embedded inequity and discrimination in availability of services
f) Addressing absence of community participation
g) Addressing Lack of transparency and accountability, and a need for management capacity building
h) Integrated, Effective and evidences based health systems

Evironmental Health

AAHRED advocate for Health system embracing activities promoting health, prevent disease, and offer diagnosis and treatment based on principles of comprehensiveness, coordination, equity, quality, nondiscrimination, transparency, participation, and accountability to prevent corruption. Health system that ensures that the poorest and most vulnerable members of society have effective access to the services and programs the health system offers.
i. Monitor environmental hazards and diseases
ii. Research on possible linkages between environmental hazards and disease
iii. Implement health actions to prevent environment-related diseases
iv. Promote actions enhancing air and water quality

Governance and human rights

I. Good Governance
II. Transparency and accountability
III. Promoting social development and services
IV. Promoting all inclusive and sustainable growth
Our work informs the designing and implementation of empowerment projects for rural and inhabitants of poor communities leading to impact on constrains of poverty and diseases.

AAHRED Approaches

We fight poverty and injustice through relief, development actions and advocacy by working closely with partners including governments and the private sector We work with local partners and communities to fight poverty, injustices, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change, and help people claim the services and rights they are entitled to through appropriate empowerment programs. We aim to end poverty and injustice in Africa by claiming community rights and access to healthcare, education ensure they are not discriminated against for any reason, Help them be more resilient to shocks and disasters such as drought, climate change and calamities and make the most of opportunities, such as being self-reliant.


Innovation and Modelling

Networking and Partnership


Policy Research

Capacity Development

Institutional Building and Technical Support

Advocacy and Outreach

Advocacy for Change

We advocate, aware and watch for corrective measures on institutional lack of response to people needs and constitutional demands, corruption and human rights violations and increase our ability to place communities on the road to action towards inclusive growth and prosperity.
Our Projects include efforts for Community Health outreach, Child Rights and Protection, Reproductive Health, Food, Water and Nutrition, Sports and human rights, energy, environmental health including air and water quality, soil health. We work with our partners to execute our work with a strong focus on sustainable development.

Health and Research
Environmental Health
Economic Development
Technology Transfer
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Program Areas

Africa Alliance for Health,Research and Economic Development (AAHRED) serves as a foundation towards realization of key sustainable development goals with focus on eradicating extreme poverty and disease

Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resource Management

AAHRED aims at facilitating the formulation and development of innovative models and mechanisms of sustainable resource management. The organisation seek to advance community led innovations that are cost-effective, sustainable oriented, all-inclusive resource management models.

Enterprise Development, Market System Development & Trade Facilitation

Africa has enough capacity evil harnessed instructed. AAHRED believes that the surest way of addressing poverty in Africa is through trade and development of marketing systems. The most vital area in the African economy is agriculture which employs the bulk

Youth Empowerment & Gender Inclusion

At the heart of the letter and spirit of sustainable development in Africa is the youth and women. The two cohorts form the bulk the African population but has traditionally being left out in development planning, development governance and implementation.

Research for Development

We support, generation, and dissemination of evidence based research from combined perspectives of development, apply scientific innovative know-how to transform evidence-based data into programmatic actions and build understanding and demystifying of research in local communities and establish evidence-informed, environmentally sound and socially acceptable program actions through the support, generation and dissemination of research projects. Document Innovative activities and shared in solving challenges facing communities and particularly the poor.

Technology and Innovation

Through smart agriculture programmes we assume a Care System that meets the needs of Africa’s rural population. We will address and advocate for solutions and the delivery of basic services for the rising number of urban poor living in slums in our cities.

Research & Development

We carry out evidence based research with our partners, we help children, families, and community’s holistic empowerment for sustainable development through self reliance knowledge and actions propelling them out of extreme poverty, hunger and ill health

Programs, Projects, Research and Funding

1. Community Health 2. Human rights , Child Rights and Protection 3. Reproductive Health 4. Food, Water and Nutrition 5. Community engagement and public participation 6. Education 7. Environmental Health 8. Sports, Arts and Economic Empowerment


Educated and Healthy children will lead their communities out of poverty and build their future prosperity. We help build appropriate schools with conducive classrooms as well as promote technologies that will enable quality education programs to serve all age groups and needs so remote populations will be able to compete in the world economy


We do Capacity-building training to strengthen the abilities of CSOs as agents of development in rural communities to become active participants in defining and implementing poverty reduction and sustainable development strategies by conducting organizational development and proposal writing training for CSOs and fundraising to strengthen their Program actions



We work for a world where the poor and disadvantaged in rural areas, are enabled to exercise their human right to health and socio economic development, strengthen civil society within rural areas through our programs such as training courses, mentoring field trips and exposure programs.



Focus and Scope

AAHRED Journal is a peer-reviewed journal, that focuses on health and social economic development issues in the African continent starting with the horn of Africa. The journal editors seek high quality original articles on public health and economic related issues that identify obstacles to health and well being of people, reviews, comments and more.


Platform for Knowledge

AAHRED SED-TV Program focus is to spur social and economic potentials by promoting small and startup businesses, empower the poor, promote environmental health and utilize learning through partnership with the Media, civil society, academic institutions and government. Our strategy is connecting people, Communicate Change and influence decisions towards good governance and development.

Media Research

Research is vital for monitoring and advocacy and litigation efforts. Our Monitoring Advocacy program combines the strategy of publicity; lobbying; grass-root mobilization and campaigns; to demand accountability from government with respect to economic and social rights violations and non-enforcement of anti-corruption laws and standards.

Our Team

Some of Our Team Members


Justine T.  Kurui

CEO & Founder
Onesmus Gichuru


Regional Director- Eastern Africa


Regional Livelihoods Support Officer
David Wafula


Regional Communications Officer


Program Officer-Sports & Human Rights


Community Grands Officer

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