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African Mothers Health Initiative

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Health Systems, Health, Human Services, Patient & Family Support

Mission: Amhi is a grassroots organization whose mission is to work towards improved maternal and child health in malawi by spreading the word at home and funding their sister non-profit in malawi. Chimwemwe mu'bereki is the malawian sister ogranization founded to carry out the work in malawi. Amhi exists with the core knowledge that the lives of all women and children are precious. They are the center of everything we do. The ultimate goal is not a statistical change but the evolution of an environment in which women are free to experience and appreciate the birth process and motherhood as one of the great joys of human existence.

Programs: Baby care program the baby care program identifies the most vulnerable infants(orphans, multiples, preemies) immediately after birth and provides supportive home based care. For orphaned newborns cu provides formula and teaches relatives how to prepare it safely. Cu visits the baby regularly to monitor her growth and development. Other children in the home who may need extra support are also identified. And, when problems threatening the children's well-being are identified, cu works with families and communities to find solutions.

mother care program women who are seriously ill during the time of their delivery require extra support during the period following the birth. When such women are identified, cu conducts home visits and assists these women with a few basic necessities.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Awesome experience to see what great needs are not met for so many at risk mothers and babies. So much more needs that I wish I could help with. This organization is respectful to the patient's or village situation and always keeps the culture of the patient in mind with any interaction. So much community respect was seen everywhere we went. How proud I was to see that I could help by just being there.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

AMHI is doing wonderful grassroots work by building the capacity of a local organization to deliver much needed services to ensure quality and the continuity of care to women and their children.

Review from Guidestar


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organisation is working very well with the Malawian community and is a necessary service to babies and families where the mother has died in childbirth. There is a long term committment for supporting and educating the families. The local government hospital offers a referral service where the staff can communicate with the families and community care team. Also the mothers who have had more than one baby are followed up and extra milk supplies as the infant death rates are high in multiple births. This initiative is invaluable for the families in the Lilongwe district.

Review from Guidestar