The Edge of Joy

Diary Alert: 6.00pm on Tuesday 18 November 2014 The Edge of Joy is a documentary film that follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care. Inside a maternity ward, the film chronicles distressed labors, deaths, and miraculous survival.  Outside, lack of blood supply transportation and family planning are examined as causes [...]

Think differently!

What are you thinking about? And how do you imagine research? It's not all just laboratories and white coats... You can learn more about what researchers really do if you come along to the Think Corner in the Pavilions Shopping Centre of Birmingham city centre in the next couple of weeks (between now and Sunday 14th September). Today Ammalife [...]

Thank you Shakeel

Many of you will know of the heroic efforts of Shakeel Ahmed to reach mothers in some of the most inaccessible villages in the mountains of Havelian in North West Pakistan. Ammalife is proud to have sponsored and co-funded this important life-saving work. To mark Shakeel's work, all of which is voluntary, Ammalife presented him with [...]

Research in action

Double congratulations! On the same day that Ammalife's first researcher, Dr Amie Wilson, was awarded her PhD, she received praise from the editors of the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review. Her work on Emergency Transport for Mothers in low resource countries was judged by them to be one of the top articles of 2013. Here at Ammalife [...]

Well done Preth!

Congratulations Preth! For safely reaching Lukla having successfully climbed to Everest base camp.  Your journey sounds like a truly incredible experience. We've copied an excerpt from your recent message to us below: "Our main guide was rushed via helicopter to hospital after stress fractures to his spine, one of the travellers had an asthma attack, I felt light headed [...]