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It’s Back! The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, our biggest yet!

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is back! Last year, Ammalife raised over £7,000 in the week long Big Give Christmas Challenge, and this year, we're hoping to do even better, This year's Christmas Challenge will take place from midday Tuesday 27th November to midday Tuesday 4th December. During this time, we'll be hoping to raise £5,000 [...]

Ammalife’s Festive Fundraising Lunch

Ammalife is excited to announce our end of year fundraiser! You're all invited to join us for a fun-filled and festive afternoon of food and fundraising at the opulent Tipu Sultan, Mosely, from 12-4pm on Saturday 1st December. Alongside a delicious three-course meal and non-alcoholic reception drink, there'll be a range of different entertainment, a raffle, and more. [...]

Diagnose and Respond: Ammalife Researchers on the Field Part Two

(Above) James with FAST-M Project Coordinator, Laura Munthali, outside Kabudula Hospital in Malawi. James Cheshire is one of Ammalife’s doctoral researchers who has been working on the FAST-M maternal sepsis project in Malawi. Last time we heard from researcher Catherine Dunlop, who is at the forefront of preventing sepsis in Malawi. In this second post of [...]

Practicing Prevention: Ammalife Researchers on the Field, Part One

Ammalife is lucky to support a team of talented researchers in Malawi who are seeking practical, low-cost and low-resource solutions to preventing, diagnosing and treating maternal sepsis. In the first of this two-part blog series we speak to Catherine Dunlop, a Research Fellow at Birmingham University, who is currently undertaking a PhD research project on preventing [...]

Overcoming Adversity: Changemaker Stanley Daudi’s Story

Stanley Daudi, one of Ammalife’s past Changemakers has recently finished his studies in Malawi. We caught up with Stanley to hear what the impact of the Changemaker programme has been on himself and his community, as well as to ask him what he believes to be the biggest challenges facing clinicians in Malawi today. Before I [...]

Sharing Good Practice: An update from Ammalife Changemaker Yolam Kamene

Above: Yolam volunteering with other healthcare workers at Chitipa Prison. Yolam Kamene is one of Ammalife’s Changemakers and the current Joseph O’Hare scholarship student. Yolam joined the University of Malawi in August 2014 to undertake two years of premedical studies. He has now finished his third year of clinical study, passing with excellent marks, and has already [...]

Simple Measures, Saving Lives: Update from the Field in Malawi

Above: medical staff in Malawi receiving training on the FAST-M sepsis prevention tools, from Linvell, senior nursing officer and one of our Maternal Sepsis Champions at Mithundu Hospital)   FAST-M is one of the projects that Ammalife sponsors which has been improving maternal healthcare in Malawi. FAST-M is a treatment bundle for maternal sepsis, with each [...]

Scientific Writing Masterclass with Ammalife founder Professor Arri Coomarasamy

This July, Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Ammalife founder, will be delivering a Scientific Writing Masterclass with colleagues from the University of Birmingham. All proceeds of this event will go directly to Ammalife's life-saving work on fighting maternal sepsis. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in getting published in top scientific journals to get advice from [...]