Founded in December 2006 by Ruth Markus, in memory of her only child Alex, AMECA is committed to delivering sustainable healthcare initiatives in Malawi through the provision of healthcare facilities and by supporting training for medical professionals. Read More
The ability to access healthcare facilities sadly remains a huge challenge for so many impoverished rural villages in Malawi. Prior to the completion of The AMECA Primary Healthcare Clinic, 38,000 people in 22 villages had no prior access to any meaningful healthcare.
Following the community's request for maternity facilities on site, AMECA commissioned a thorough Maternity Needs Assessment in 2018, the findings from which starkly highlighted this need. Construction of the maternity unit and staff accommodation began in September 2019 and, despite the challenges of Covid, was completed by October 2020, within budget.
With its originals in supporting surgical training, we arranged for surgeons from the UK to deliver training courses in district and mission hospitals in Malawi. Time and experience has resulted in an expansion of our activities and links to organisations who share our vision and our objectives.