Amie Wilson is a qualified midwife with a passion for improving the health of mothers and their babies. Before becoming an Ammalife Change Maker, Amie was already using her skills to make change across the world. Before she began her midwifery training she spent six months volunteering in India. Here she worked on diverse projects, including training pregnant sex-workers in vocational skills, promoting positive adolescent parenting, and working to address female infanticide. After qualifying as a midwife, Amie taught emergency maternity and newborn courses in a number of low-resource countries, including Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sudan. She soon realised that to benefit more people, clinical practice must be based on real evidence; nevertheless, there were too many existing gaps in knowledge. She therefore decided to carry out doctoral research on maternal death in developing countries and to investigate ways in which it could be reduced.

Ammalife supported Amie’s doctoral research which investigated several different interventions, including emergency transport for pregnant women, the effectiveness of clinical officers, and training traditional birth attendants. Amie’s work on traditional birth attendants was incorporated into the WHO recommendations for task-shifting. We’re delighted that Amie remains involved with Ammalife as one of our Trustees.

Amie contributed to several publications during her time as an Ammalife Change Maker. You can read these papers and others in our learning hub here.

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Above: Amie (second right) and members of the AIMS trial team in Malawi. Below: Ammalife Change Maker Dr Amie Wilson.