As a midwife and researcher, I am passionate about finding sustainable solutions to reduce the number of women suffering from excessive bleeding after birth, especially in low-resource settings. Women in these settings often face various challenges that increase their vulnerability. Addressing these challenges requires a comprehensive approach that considers multiple factors that contribute to their vulnerability.

My passion for this issue is deeply rooted in my experience as a midwife, where I have seen first-hand the devastating impact of excessive bleeding after birth can have on women, their children, their families, their communities, and clinical staff. My passion led me to manage a multinational research trial focusing on reducing excessive bleeding after birth, this is how I was first introduced to Ammalife. We worked together to fundraise for good quality medicines to be supplied to four African countries. The importance of available medicines that are of good quality is key to help save women. Our mission and values aligned and we continued to work with together to help fundraise and contribute to improve health outcomes for women after birth.

Ammalife’s support as a Changemaker has been instrumental in allowing me to conduct my PhD research. My PhD focuses on understanding the differences in care that women receive after birth and how these differences can impact women suffering from excessive bleeding after birth. This knowledge will help to understand the gaps in care women receive. Being aware of the gaps in care is crucial to developing effective interventions and solutions to improve outcomes for women after birth.

I am grateful to be part of the Ammalife community of changemakers who are committed to improving health outcomes for women worldwide. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that women do not have to fear death when giving life. I believe that every woman has the right to a safe and healthy childbirth, and I will continue to work towards this goal until every woman has access to quality maternal healthcare.

Ammalife Change Maker Kristie-Marie Mammoliti, midwife and researcher