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Sepsis – how can we save mothers & babies?

The World Health Organisation defines maternal sepsis as follows: “Maternal sepsis is a life-threatening condition defined as organ dysfunction resulting from infection during pregnancy, child-birth, post-abortion, or post-partum period”. Dr David Lissauer, leading the Ammalife supported FAST-M research programme, is one of the leaders of the international team tackling this deadly threat to mothers and their babies. [...]

Celebrate with us!

Ammalife was born 10 years ago and in May 2007 became a UK Registered Charity dedicated to saving mothers' lives in some of the poorest parts of the world. 10 years on, things are getting better but there is much yet to done. Thanks to our loyal and generous supporters, we're working with colleagues in Malawi [...]

Say it with flowers…

We’d like to share with you a very special story about some inspirational fundraising! On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of The Prophet Mohammed's (PBUH) daughter Lady Fatema (AS), the Higher Education Department (HED) invited Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Ammalife Founder, to address the youth at Khoja Shia Itnashari Muslim Community (KSIMC) Stanmore on women's [...]

Safer obstetric anaesthesia in low-resource settings

We’re delighted that Ammalife researcher, Dr Soha Sobhy‘s research on the anaesthetic risks facing mothers in low-resource settings has been published in The Lancet – Global Health. Already we know that it has prompted and informed international debate about safer obstetric anaesthesia and will be helping to shape international training programmes for Anaesthetic Clinical Officers. Ammalife is proud [...]

Improving the quality of maternity care in Malawi

Ammalife Researcher – Dr Abi Merriel has been carrying out research with health professionals in Malawi. She’s been working with colleagues to improve the quality of maternity care in Malawi. Here’s a blog written during her most recent Malawi visit: “I’m very excited to share with you the progress of Appreciative Inquiry to improve the quality of maternity care [...]