Dr James Cheshire is qualified doctor by trade with experience in A&E and intensive care wards in the UK. Before specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, he decided to undertake a period of research which led him to Ammalife.

For the last few years, James has been a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, working as the Clinical Coordinator of the FAST-M trial. So far, James has been to Malawi seven times, where he has collaborated with our partner organisation, PACHI. James’ work has primarily involved enabling healthcare workers to quickly diagnose maternal sepsis and to speedily treat mothers. He has also been instrumental in helping to roll out the FAST-M bundle, a low-resource care package for mothers with maternal sepsis.

As well as supporting Ammalife’s research, James has also been a dedicated fundraiser for Ammalife, selling cakes to raise money for Ammalife as part of the ‘Hairy Baker Girls.’ He also completed the Edinburgh Marathon back in 2018, raising over £2,000 for our sepsis work in Malawi.

You can read more about James’ work on the FAST-M projects here.

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Above: Dr James Cheshire (right) with PACHI colleague, Laura Munthali at Kabudula Community Hospital. Below: Ammalife Change Maker Dr James Cheshire