Angela Gorman

Angela GormanAngela 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.

“Is giving birth the most dangerous thing an African woman can do? Without a doubt. If you add the fatalities from the Haitian earthquake in 2010 to those of the Asian tsunami in 2004, you still don’t reach the number of women who die as the result of pregnancy every year”