Founded in December 2006 by Ruth Markus, in memory of her only child Alex. AMECA is committed to healthcare delivery, training healthcare professionals and to healthcare education in sub-Saharan African countries, through sustainable initiatives. O[...] Read More
About Alex By the age of 23, Alex was a junior doctor, a British Army officer and a qualified paratrooper. “Life was very much up for grabs for Alex and I doubt if I will ever know anyone else who made as much of his time as he did. The huge amount[...] Read More
On average, women in labour walk about 4 – 5 hours over steep hills and uneven rocky paths to reach care. These journeys present even greater challenges at night and during the rainy season, often resulting in tragic consequences for mother and child.
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.
In April, we covered over 1,800 Km of very challenging terrain with Dutch surgical colleagues from Malawi.Kom, to deliver courses in Acute Abdomen conditions for medical and nursing staff in remote mission hospitals. The participants greatly appreciated these courses, which made the long hours on the road worthwhile. Our thanks to Malawi.Kom for their organisation […] Read More