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A special thank you to our supporters who have already generously donated to our emergency COVID-19 appeal. As we head into the end of the financial year, now is the perfect time to make a tax-deductible gift. We are only $20,000 short of our target for this Tax Appeal campaign – any gift you can make today, small or large, will mean we can continue to safely support women and babies in Sierra Leone.

We received an email from one of our nurses at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre, Isha Kamara in Sierra Leone. She is concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on the health and safety of the young women she is providing care for in the hospital.

I have received more news about the challenges and strain that COVID-19 is placing on local resources. The team are doing all they can to ensure they can continue to provide a safe environment for young women and their babies during these unprecedented times.

Our Director of Operations, Lois told me, “I wanted to let you know it is costing us about £4000-£5000 per month at the moment to purchase the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies we need to ensure appropriate hygiene measures for the mothers, babies and nurses at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre."

“We are making masks but we are now reliant on buying what we can locally. The situation is becoming critical as we will not be able to run all of the shifts necessary at the hospital if we can’t keep up with the appropriate PPE requirements. We use the PPE to deliver our services to our pregnant mothers, the children’s outpatient department and the mothers who have delivered.” 

“We are making our own masks for non-clinical staff and patients and are investigating making gowns which can be reused but, due to the nature of the maternity and children’s work, we also need high volume disposable items,” explained Lois.

The Centre is doing all it can to stop the spread of COVID-19 but with limited resources, the staff and the women and babies at the Centre need your help more than ever before.

We need your help to be there for people when they need us most. Please make an urgent donation today.

We appreciate the support you have given us in the past. Any gift you can make today, small or large, will mean we can continue to safely support women and babies in Sierra Leone.

Thank you so much for standing by our cause when we need it most.

Deepest gratitude,

Aminata Conteh-Biger

Chief Executive Officer

Aminata Maternal Foundation

READ MORE ABOUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

We’ve done it!

November 26, 2020

And just like that, we’re finished! Over two weeks, hundreds of us have walked thousands of kilometres as we came together a community to walk side by side with mums and babies living in poverty in Sierra Leone. My heart is full thinking of Jakia who inspired this event. It is amazing to think that […]

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You’ve set the pace

November 2, 2020

We can’t believe how much support we’ve already received for our #AMFWalkingChallenge2020. So many people have been willing to help us fundraise for the much needed maternal health support during the COVID-19 crisis in Sierra Leone. I am so touched by everyone’s words of kindness and open hearts to a cause that is so close […]

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Aminata on BBC World Service

October 13, 2020

“A mother and a child dying, that never made sense to me. How can women still continue  to struggle for something that is preventable? No mother or their baby should die in childbirth just because of poverty” – Aminata Conteh-Biger In an in-depth interview with BBC Outlook, Aminata talks about her childhood in Sierra Leone, […]

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‘Rising Heart’ and raising spirits in the Women’s Weekly

August 14, 2020

Have you seen the September issue of Women’s Weekly yet? This month features a six-page special on the life & journey of Aminata. She talks about her life during the war in Sierra Leone, her settlement in Australia as a refugee, and what inspired her to start the Aminata Maternal Foundation. Having our Founder in […]

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Available to order

July 28, 2020

29 sleeps to go until my memoir, Rising Heart, will be released & in your hands! I feel so excited and humbled to share my story with you. Order now You know that my story is a message of hope and resilience despite experiencing extreme trauma. My dream is for every mother in Sierra Leone to […]

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Your help is vital in Sierra Leone

June 25, 2020

Donate today A special thank you to our supporters who have already generously donated to our emergency COVID-19 appeal. As we head into the end of the financial year, now is the perfect time to make a tax-deductible gift. We are only $20,000 short of our target for this Tax Appeal campaign – any gift […]

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Thanks @futurewomen for including AMF in the list of selected charities.
"Pay the salary of a midwife in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone has some of the highest rates of both maternal and infant mortality. Having a baby in Sierra Leone is more than 500 times more dangerous than having a child in Australia. Almost 3,000 women and 20,000 children die each year from preventable health-related issues. With the Aminata Maternal Foundation, for as little as $100AUD, you can pay the salary of a midwife to ensure women and children survive the pregnancy."

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Beautiful article on @womensagenda featuring our CEO @aminata_conteh_biger
Thank you @womensagenda for your support.

#Repost @womensagenda
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Meet Sydney-based Aminata Conteh-Biger, a remarkable woman who is dramatically improving maternal health in what is considered the most dangerous country in the world to have a baby, Sierra Leone. Aminata’s story is one of the most courageous we’ve ever heard, which she’s just shared in her new memoir, Rising Heart.
Read more about Aminata and her foundation on our homepage.
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#orangetheworld
Today is the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Since 1991, the campaign that started at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute invites the world to raise awareness and tackle violence against women.

With your support, the Aminata Foundation is taking action to ensure that more women in Sierra Leone can access a safe birth. At the Aberdeen Women Centre, skilled health practitioners provide mothers with antenatal and postnatal classes, family planning resources and psychological support to care for the women and girls victims of rape.

#unwomen #16daysofactivism #takeaction #maternalhealth #womensupportingwomen
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#WorldChildrensDay is celebrated to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Please keep the children we safely deliver and support through health checks and immunisations, in your thoughts.
#protectthechildren
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$60.210,00 and counting! It’s incredible what we can accomplish when we’re in it together!

We want to thank each and every one of you. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown towards the AMF Walking Challenge.

Motherhood should mark a beginning, not an end.

#amfwalkingchallenge2020 #aminatamaternalfoundation #walk #together #16days
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After finishing a lovely walk and maximising your support for mothers and babies in Sierra Leone, why not treat yourself to a nice shopping day?

We know that one of fundraisers will be delighted to shop at @Moya.sydney a Sydney based designer boutique with an exclusive edit of European and US labels with a $100 gift card!

Thank you @Moya.sydney for supporting our campaign! You can visit their website at https://moyasydney.com.au/

Don’t forget to share your link and spread the word!

**If you signed up as a fundraiser team and received at least one deposit, you have a chance to win one of the prizes we announced.

Aminata Conteh-Biger will draw the prize on Sunday 15 November. Stay tuned.

#Prize #amfwalkingchallenge2020 #reward #grateful #shoppingday @aminata_conteh_biger
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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" - Helen Keller.

The AMF Walk was an initiative of the nurses @parisfittler @rosie_kemp @stephdowsett @lilliecarolan. Last year they organised the fundraising walk to raise enough money to cover the cost of 10 cesarean operations at Aberdeen Women's Centre.

This year, we couldn't walk together, but the AMF family has grown stronger. The event had 187 fundraising teams who collectively raised over $55.000,00.

Thank you all for joining us in our mission to make birth safer for the most vulnerable women in Sierra Leone.

@aminata_conteh_biger #amfwalkingchallenge2020 #walk #elenkeller #humanitarian #together #leavenoonebehind #orangetheworld
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We’re grateful to announce another generous AMF Walking Challenge sponsor for 2020, @loccitaneaus who has given our team a luxurious set of goodies for one of our top fundraisers, as thanks!

L’Occitane uses traceable and natural ingredients that are as good for the planet and skin.

Thank you to all our fundraisers and donors so far, your efforts are truly astounding!

#amfwalkingchallenge2020 #prizes #sponsored #loccitane #celebration
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