About us

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

In memory of Alex
Alex Coutselos

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. 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.

"It always seems impossible until it's done."
Nelson Mandela

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AMECA maternity clinic

AMECA maternity clinic
The Ameca Maternity Clinic

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.

Read more about the AMECA Maternity Clinic and our midwife mentorship programme.

Medical Training

Surgical & Medical training

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.

Read more on surgical and medical training initiatives here.

The Ameca Maternity Clinic