Amma wins top UK health award

Glasgow-based charity Amma Birth Companions has won a major national award for its work to improve the health, wellbeing, and birthing experiences of pregnant women facing vulnerable circumstances, including individuals seeking asylum and refugees.

Following a rigorous selection and assessment process, Amma Birth Companions was chosen from more than 500 charities across the UK as one of the 10 winners of the 2024 GSK IMPACT Awards, which are delivered in partnership with The King’s Fund. Now in its 27th year, the awards are a mark of excellence in the charity sector, designed to recognise the outstanding work of small and medium-sized charities working to improve people’s health and wellbeing in the UK.

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Amma recognised at the Scottish Health Awards 2023

Each year the Scottish Health Awards recognises the contributions of health and social care practitioners who work hard to ensure the highest quality of care for all. This year’s ceremony held on 2nd November 2023 brought together healthcare professionals, organisations and advocates from across Scotland.

This year Amma was nominated for a third time for the Tackling Health Inequalities Award. In 2021 we won for the first time and now we’re delighted to say that in 2023 Amma’s work has been recognised again by the Scottish healthcare community.

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Amma Trustee, Vongayi Mufara, named ‘Trustee of the Year’ by SCVO

On June 23, we were delighted to attend the Scottish Charity Awards in Edinburgh. Hosted by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), these awards celebrate the individuals and organisations that strengthen our communities and improve people’s lives across Scotland. This year’s shortlist included Amma’s Vice-Chair, Vongayi Mufara, who was awarded Trustee of the Year.

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