In June 2015 we celebrated our 10th year Anniversary! 10 years of making birth safer in Sub-Saharan Africa through supplying essential medications to hospitals. Encompassing, 7 years of midwifery training and 5 years of donating hand knitted baby clothes.

In 10 years LFAM has grown from supplying medications to treat 600 women in Chad alone, to supplying enough medication to treat 25,000 women in 7 different African countries!! Huge achievements have been made!

On the 25th June, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary at the Pier Head building in Cardiff Bay. We rolled out the red carpet for Dr. Grace Kodindo visiting from Chad, as well as our country representatives – Abdul-Rahman Bah and Morlai Kamara, visiting from Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively.

Our guests spoke about their contributions over the past 10 years and highlighted the staggering improvements in maternal healthcare since our involvement. The event was sponsored by Julie Morgan (AM) with guest compere Stephen Kinnock (MP), along with guest speakers Kirsten Jones and Boyd Clack (Royal Commonwealth Society Wales). The event was a huge success, attracting over 100 of our long term supporters and partners.

10th Anniversary night in Cardiff. From left: Angela Gorman, Matt Price, Abdul-Rahman Bah, Stephen Kinnock (MP), Dr. Grace Kodindo, Morlai Kamara & Julie Morgan (AM)

10th Anniversary night in Cardiff. From left: Angela Gorman, Matt Price, Abdul-Rahman Bah, Stephen Kinnock (MP), Dr. Grace Kodindo, Morlai Kamara & Julie Morgan (AM)

To mark our 10-year anniversary, a documentary is being made about Angela Gorman and LFAM – highlighting the goals accomplished over the past 10 years since her first visit to Chad in 2005. The documentary includes exclusive footage from Liberia (post-Ebola) and interviews with Dr. Grace Kodindo from Chad, as well as interviews from our country representatives – Morlai Kamara (Sierra Leone) and Abdul-Rahman Bah (Liberia).

The documentary shows how LFAM is operating in the UK, mobilising the resources for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage and eclampsia – having delivered over 200,000 tablets already this year. Moreover, the film will divulge the preparations made by LFAM’s heroic midwives to deliver the midwifery training in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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The film is likely to be titled ‘Midwife Crisis’ and is hoped to be released by the end of the year – being screened in the US as well as the UK. Please view the Facebook page to stay up to date with Midwife Crisis.

 

Timeline of pinnacle events over the past 10 years:

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