Ammalife Change Makers are special individuals with an unrelenting passion and commitment to make a difference to global maternal health. When we identify individuals who show the potential to develop or inspire widespread improvements we aim to accelerate their progress through investing in their professional development and leadership, and providing them with thoughtful mentorship. Our Change Makers pursue key research questions and work on the ground to provide effective and compassionate care. They also share their knowledge and good practice, so that countless women can benefit from their skills and expertise, directly and indirectly.

Current Change Makers

Dr James Cheshire

Ammalife Change Maker and PhD Researcher

James’ research on diagnosing and treating maternal sepsis in low-resource settings was invaluable to the FAST-M study. Read more here.

Dr Catherine Dunlop

Ammalife Change Maker and PhD Researcher

Catherine’s research on infection prevention in low-resource maternity settings aims to save women from maternal sepsis. Read more here.

Yolam Kamene

Ammalife’s Joseph O’Hare Scholar

An experienced clinical officer, Yolam is currently in his fifth year of his medical studies, and is already serving his local community. Read more here.

Past Change Makers

Dr Stanley Daudi

Ammalife Bursary Recipient and Scholar

Dr Stanley Daudi had to overcome extreme adversity to complete his medical studies but his determination and commitment shone through. Read his inspiring story here.

Dr Abi Merriel

Ammalife PhD Researcher

An experienced researcher in the field of global health, Dr Merriel’s research focused on improving the working lives of clinicians in Malawi. Read more here.

Dr Alex Sembo

Ammalife Bursary Recipient and Scholar

Ammalife’s first ever Bursary recipient, Dr Sembo has devoted his life to helping women to overcome the horrors of fistula. Read more here.

Dr Soha Sobhy

Ammalife PhD Researcher

An experienced researcher in the field of Women’s Health, Dr Soha Sobhy’s important research investigated maternal mortality connected to anaesthesia. Read more here.

Dr Amie Wilson

Ammalife PhD Researcher

Dr Amie Wilson, Ammalife’s first PhD Researcher has investigated the effectiveness of numerous interventions that aim to save women’s lives in childbirth. Read more here.