Charity Patrons

Dr Grace Kodindo

Grace KodindoDr Grace Kodindo is our Inspiration. Chadian by birth she spent 30 years in her home country working as an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist following 7 years of medical training in Canada. Grace’s committment to the care of Chadian women shone through the BBC PANORAMA programme “Dead Mums Don’t Cry” which brought such an overwhelming response from so many UK viewers and continues to be shown throughout the world. Grace is currently working in New York with RAISE, an organisation which aims to raise the standard of care to women in emergency settings, but hopes to return to Chad to work and to rejoin her family.


Baroness Kinnock

Baroness Kinnock“Every minute of every day a woman dies giving birth. Almost all those deaths will be in the world’s 75 poorest countries, and almost all those deaths are preventable.

The Life For African Mothers charity is tackling this scandal head-on. In providing direct assistance in some of the world’s poorest countries, LfAM is saving lives, allowing women to experience the joys of motherhood and giving children the chance of a better future. The achievements of LfAM are without question and I am constantly impressed by the commitment and determination of all those involved.”