The AMECA Trust
Founded by Ruthie Markus in memory of her son, Alex Coutselos, a junior doctor and serving British Army Officer in 2007, AMECA is a small but highly effective medical charity.
We work from our homes in Malawi and in the UK and have no paid staff, thereby maximising donor funding. AMECA support the delivery of sustainable healthcare initiatives in Malawi, working in partnership with professionals, local organisations and local communities to ensure that these initiatives are focussed, relevant and sustainable over the long term.
In Africa, we are incorporated in Malawi and have been working there since 2009. In 2011, we completed the building of a fully sustainable hospital wing at The Beit CURE International Hospital in Blantyre.
AMECA has constructed a Health Centre in Chilaweni, S Lunzu, together with a maternity unit; these facilities were handed over to the Blantyre District Health Office. AMECA implemented a 2-year Maternity mentorship programme to ensure the delivery of high standards of clinical care for mother mothers and newborn.
Further work includes the construction of 2 High Dependency Units in Mission hospitals, the donation of ambulances, anaesthetic machines and surgical and other medical equipment.
AMECA has also facilitated and hosted visits from many UK surgeons who have provided surgical training to clinical officers in district and mission hospitals.
AMECA's current initiatives are directed towards the provision of scholarships for students of Medicine, Clinical Officer training and Nursing in Malawi.
For more information on our work, visit http://ameca.org.uk/
AMECA work in partnership with the Department of Health and only support community driven and sustainable initiatives. The Health Centre provides primary healthcare and maternity services for a community of 38,000. AMECA believe that only through sponsorship, training and mentorship, can healthcare be supported effectively.
Partner organisation in Malawi
AMECA Healthcare Africa Ltd.