We are Life for African Mothers

We began in 2005 and grew very quickly gaining support and momentum from The Welsh Assembly, Unison and the United Nations.

We have had a great deal of support from the Wales for Africa Health links grant scheme and in recent years we have had support from IHP (International Health Partners) to distribute the medication. We have been approached from all corners of Africa and now operate in 7 countries; Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Congo, Somaliland, Cameroon, Malawi and Chad.

We feel we are a unique Maternal Health charity and our vision is very simple; that no woman should die giving birth. We want to be in a position where charity intervention is not needed and that countries in Sub-Saharan Africa can stand independently.

Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal health

We are striving to support Millennium Development Goal 5: Reducing Maternal Mortality globally by 2015. We are continuing to pursue this through the new sustainable development goals set from 2015-2030.

Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health & well-being

We are working towards Sustainable Development Goal 3; to ensure good health and well-being. This is a continued focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.

Co Founder - Angela Gorman

Angela is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Life for African Mothers.

In 2005 Angela watched the BBC Panorama documentary ‘Dead Mums Don’t Cry’ featuring one woman’s fight to stop women dying in childbirth in Chad. Utterly inspired by Dr Grace Kodindo, Angela set up Life for African Mothers in 2006 (formally called Life for Grace Kodindo).

Since failing to retire in 2008 Angela puts her heart and soul into improving Maternal Health in Africa. Angela has been a qualified nurse for 30 years. Since 1986, she has worked on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital in Cardiff where until January 2008 she was a Senior Sister. Angela is married to Mike a civil servant and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

A lover of all things Welsh and Rugby, an inspiration to women and organisations. She travels all over the UK and Africa on a selfless mission to raise support and awareness of Maternal Health in Sub Saharan Africa.

The Tragedy of Maternal Mortality

What we can do?

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Matt Price

Chairman & Treasurer

Chair and co-founder of Life for African Mothers, Matt is a Broadcast Sound Engineer based in London. He was one of the first people to respond to the Panorama programme ‘Dead Mums Don’t Cry’ by contacting the programme and Dr Grace Kodindo to find out what could be done to help, initially, the mothers of Chad. He is married with 3 sons.

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What we can do?

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