Chisomo's Story












Chisomo is lucky. She’s walked 17 kilometres to get to the ante-natal clinic and she and her baby are well

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Learning hub

We share what we’re learning so that others, from the WHO to the clinician at the bedside, can join us in working for safer childbirth


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Could you get involved?

We love cake sales, marathons, mountains and all our lovely supporters who get behind the Ammalife team. Could you help too?

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Latest news

We work with others – the midwife in Malawi, the university in the UK – because we know that together we can be more effective.

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Donate today!

We are supported entirely by donations from ordinary people and organisations that share our vision – every penny makes a difference


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Donate to our Big Give Christmas Challenge Maternal Sepsis campaign before midday Tuesday 4th December to double your donation!


Making a practical difference

Change makers

Investing in the future health of mothers


Working together to save lives

Chisomo’s story

A walk in her shoes

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Could provide a hospital ward with easy to use, colour coded charts to monitor the observations of women after childbirth to detect sepsis early

How your money could help


Could pay for a special blood pressure monitor for use in lower resource settings


Could pay for a specialist sepsis midwife for a day, to provide training and leadership to improve the care of women with sepsis


Could pay for a group of health care workers to be trained in how to improve the care of mothers with sepsis


Could pay for a vital equipment pack needed to recognise sepsis (3 thermometers, 2 durable blood pressure machines)

Women are not dying of a disease we cannot treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving.

Prof Mahmoud Fathalla – past president of the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Ammalife – Saving Mothers’ Lives