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“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, being abducted by armed rebels, and commencing a new life in Australia.

Holding back nothing, Aminata describes the challenges of the birth of her own child and how it catalysed her to help women and babies in Sierra Leone through the Aminata Maternal Foundation.

“We went into labour…after 9 hours it started to go really bad. I remember her not crying. There was silence in the room… We thought something had gone wrong; we had lost her. Then a few minutes later, we heard her cry. I had 7 doctors in the room to make sure I survived, and she survived. Because I was in Australia I survived, my child survived… [If I was in Sierra Leone] I would have died, she would have died.”

Listen to Aminata's moving interview with Emily Webb on BBC Outlook.

Interested in learning more about Aminata's journey? Check out her memoir 'Rising Heart'. The purchase of your copy will help the Aminata Maternal Foundation achieve its vision that 'No woman or baby dies in childbirth in Sierra Leone due to poverty.' A portion of the royalties from Rising Heart will be donated to the Aminata Maternal Foundation.

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How will the Aminata Maternal Foundation respond to the likely surge of teenage pregnancies as a result of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone?
Through their Dream Team program. Their aim is to transform lives through education and empowerment at the most vulnerable moments in their young lives.

How can you help?
By walking! As a result of lockdown and restrictions during COVID-19, many more people have been out and about enjoying the beautiful sunshine by walking, running and cycling. Why not turn that exercise into a worthwhile cause and sign up to the AMF Walking Challenge today!

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https://aminatamaternalfoundation.org/amf-walking-challenge/

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Walking is a great way of exercising. It brings many benefits to your physical and mental health.

We thought we'd bring this up since we are counting down to the AMF Walking Challenge 2020.

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Have you joined our #amfwalkingchallenge yet?

All participants who go above and beyond by fundraising $500 or more will receive their very own signed copy of Aminata’s memoir Rising Heart.

The top individual fundraiser will win a lunch with our CEO Aminata Conteh-Biger to thank you for all your efforts to help save the lives of women and babies in Sierra Leone. (At this stage offer for Sydney residents only).

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The Grace Tales podcast has just signed up to the AMF Walking Challenge! Thank you @georgieabay for your ongoing support.

Join team @thegracetales or create your own. Let's walk for mums!
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I have just signed up for the #AMFWalkingChallenge2020 from 1st November to 14th November inspired by this incredible woman @aminata_conteh_biger, the CEO of the @aminatafoundation, and also my own birth story.

Six weeks after my second baby Lottie was born prematurely, I experienced a late post-partum haemorrhage and was rushed to hospital. I was there for a week, and in that time, the bleeding wouldn’t stop. I was given five blood transfusions and eventually, underwent a curette to remove the retained placenta. It was the scariest thing I've ever gone through and I'll never forget it. 

​If I was in Sierra Leone, I wouldn’t have survived. I wouldn’t have had the medical care I did.

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Our CEO and Founder @aminata_conteh_biger will be speaking at Bridging Careers.

Friday 23rd October at 2 pm

BridgingCareers invited Australia’s best motivational speakers to come together to offer FREE
career advice in week-long career webinar. Monday 19th – Friday 23rd October 10 am and 2 pm each day.

Other speakers include Olympic Gold Medallist & Comedian Steven Bradbury, Former news presenter, columnist and author Jacinta Tynan and Former Socceroo and radio broadcaster Craig Foster, Top 11 Female AFR of the year 2019 and Refugee Advocate, Nyadol Nyuon along with the country’s top HR & Recruitment Professionals.

The event is FREE and live on YouTube, in partnership with @cisco.

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As you know, Aminata's book 'Rising Heart' has received incredible media coverage. The launch of her memoir brought the Foundation in the spotlight.

Rebecca Bodman wrote a beautiful article about our extraordinary Aminata and the story behind her smile, which includes the Aminata Foundation.
Thank you, @businesschicks for your ongoing support.

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Listen to the extraordinary story of our inspiring CEO Aminata on @BBCoutlook. With Emily Webb.
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