Amref International University (AMIU) was established in 2017 as a Premier Pan African University of health sciences fully owned by Amref health Africa. AMIU is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa, which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions in over 30 countries in Africa. With this work, the need to train health workers in communities was evident and the response was short tenure training courses by the Amref Training Centre (AITC) and later the Directorate of Capacity Building (DCB), the predecessor of AMIU. These Amref training programmes run for over 40 years have produced alumni spread throughout the world who have created the name recognition, reputation and brand that Amref is today. It was then evident that there was a need to train people who would occupy higher levels thus influence health policy, regulation and legislation. The University was thus established.
AMIU’s focus is on training, research and extension in health sciences with emphasis on promotive, preventive, rehabilitative and palliative health. Its commitment is to progressively develop innovative programmes catering to the present as well as future Africa and global health needs. The University offers postgraduate, undergraduate, higher diploma, diploma, certificate programmes as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses that prepare human resource for health to serve throughout the health system. AMIU seeks to train transformation leaders who will Inspire Lasting Change
The Amref International University (AMIU) has close collaborations and partnerships with several universities, health training and research institutions worldwide.
This allows our students, faculty researchers and administrators to maintain a vital exchange of ideas, scholarly materials and information to create lasting academic and personal relationships.
Some existing collaborations include Nairobi University, Moi University, USIU and Kenya Methodist University in Kenya. On the international scene, the AMIU has existing and budding collaborations with Universities of Pretoria, Ryerson, Robert Gordon, Utrecht, Alberta, among others.
The University continues to pursue intensive strategic partnerships with other world class universities regionally, internationally and locally to continuously enhance its value proposition.
Accreditation & Affiliation
The Amref International University (AMIU) is accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) in Kenya.
The University has long standing partnerships/collaborations with various institutions to guarantee standards of quality and effectiveness.
- Commission for University Education
- Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
- National Industrial Training Authority
- Kenya Nutritionists and Dietitian Institute
- Nursing Council of Kenya
- Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
- Kenya Society of Physiotherapists