Kirker African Medical Relief Association

KAMRA is a legal 501 (c) 3 American charitable organization. It is  composed of concerned American and African individuals who are involved with improving the living standards of African people.  Contributions given to KAMRA by sympathetic American Citizens are fully deductible on their federal, state and local income tax forms. 

About Us

The Kirker African Medical Relief Association (KAMRA) is a charitable organization based in Columbia, SC, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Africa through good health and education.  KAMRA is currently working in The Republic of Niger, listed in recent United Nations statistics as one of the poorest nations in the world. 

William O. (Bill) Kirker, MD and his wife Barbara founded KAMRA in 2007 just prior to their returning to Niger.  They were asked to return there by the then President of Niger, the honorable Mamadou Tandja.  He asked them to expand, improve and vitalize a new hospital, recently built, which was a successor to the one they had started in his country as Peace Corps volunteers back in the 1960s and 70s. 

  General Members
        William O. Kirker, M.D.
        Barbara Jean A. Kirker  
General members:
        Clyde Dornbusch, PhD.
        Joan Dornbusch, M.A.
        John B. Dozier, PhD.
        P. Cameron Kirker, M. Div.
        William O. Kirker, Jr.
        Loren M.K. Nelson, Th.D.

        Loren M. Nelson, III, M.Div.
        Joan V. Saccardi, Ed.D.

     H.E President Tandja Mamadou   
     H.E President Ali Saibou
      William O. Kirker, M.D.
      Barbara Jean A. Kirker

   Queen Mother, Dr. Delois Blakely

President and Chairman: (CEO)
        Vincent J. Farley, U.S. State Dept., Retired
Vice President for Development:
         Abdou Gagara Katiella, M.P.H
Vice President for Middle Eastern Affairs:
        Abdoulaye Ibrahim, M.Litt. (Arabic)
Vice President for Gender Affairs:
          Doussou Conde 
Secretary/Treasurer: (CFO)
        Andrew C. Todd, CFP
Ex officio: 
William M. Reynolds, III, J.D.

Dr.William Kirker and his wife Barbara

Founders of KAMRA

Dr.William Kirker being decorated by H.E Tandja Mamadou  in December 2008