Ammalife believes that to save mothers lives worldwide, firstly we need to find out what works so we can target our efforts to ensure they have the greatest impact. With the limited resources in the developing world, wastage cannot be afforded. Ammalife believes that the limited resources available in the developing world should be used on what we know works well. Ammalife, therefore, has made a strong commitment to research to find out what works and what doesn’t in preventing mothers from dying.
Many ideas have sound thinking behind them, and we may believe that they should work. This however is not always the case, particularly with women’s health in the developing world. These well meaning but ineffective ideas may waste money, time, and most importantly, they cost women’s lives.
Ammalife has a team of researchers, including a full-time doctoral student, who are committed to research studies and evidence synthesis. We are currently reviewing all the evidence available on the various methods that have been tried to save Mother’s lives. This is a huge task being carried out at the University of Birmingham and will lead to the most up to date and accurate synthesis of evidence on what works. This research will be published so everyone can learn from it and also turned into a manual for healthcare professionals to use around the world, to save Mothers lives. Our second evidence synthesis review has just been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). READ THE FULL STORY ABOUT OUR LATEST RESEARCH AND HOW IT WILL HELP SHAPE POLICY AND PROJECTS TO HELP REDUCE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL MORTALITY.