Life For African Mothers 1st May 2021
The Million Steps Challenge

About Us

Life for African Mothers arose out of a 2005 TV programme, which focused on the ongoing tragedy of maternal mortality, Each year over 300,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth. SubSaharan Africa carries the greatest burden of these deaths and in 2000, addressing this challenge was deemed to be important enough to be one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

By 2005, little progress had been made in reducing these deaths, yet saving these mothers was acknowledged as being one of the easiest of the Goals to achieve. One third of these deaths are caused by a catastrophic condition called post-partum haemorrhage (PPH), which can be prevented, or treated using a medication, which is readily available in developed countries.

This is where LFAM is focusing its efforts in assisting countries to reduce maternal deaths.

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Why we are taking part

Every £1 raised could save two lives. This also means less orphans. The impact is powerful as it allows communities to grow and thrive.

It is widely acknowledged that 99% of maternal deaths are avoidable and one third of these deaths, caused by PPH (postpartum haemorrhage) can be prevented using a medication which costs less than 50p per mother to provide.

Our organisation is able to acquire donations of this precious medication and in the past four years alone, we have shipped sufficient medication to enable around one million mothers to access it free of charge; however we have to fund the air-freighting costs.

We are currently providing this medication to the whole of Sierra Leone and Liberia, two hospitals in the Eastern Congo, 13 health facilities in Somaliland and two hospitals in Western Cameroon. As a result of keeping mothers alive, we are helping to improve the survival chances of babies and children.

LFAM feels that the loss of these mothers is an avoidable tragedy, which can be addressed, given the necessary resources

One Million Steps

100 Days 500 Miles

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Pedometer Package

Where will your Million Steps take you?™

The Million Steps Challenge:

Your Life, Your Challenge, Your Way™

Walking is great for our physical and mental health. But we tell ourselves we can’t find the time, we’re tired, we’ll start tomorrow.

But, big things can happen from very small beginnings. Walk, jog, run or even dance your way to a million steps. It all adds up to an awesome 500 miles!

Challenge yourself, compete with friends, and even raise money for a good cause. No more travelling to events, overnight stays, worries about training, expensive entry costs or high fundraising targets.

Sign up with Google Fit or Apple Health, sync your own devices OR use our full package* pedometer and app.

Everyone participant receives an introduction to mindfulness and strength and conditioning.

* Full package includes Bluetooth pedometer and specially designed app.

Take The Challenge with our App Package

Add Steps Manually
Use your favourite app or sports tracker and add steps with a daily reminder to keep you up to date.

Track steps with your Phone Motion Sensors
Use Google Fit or Apple Health, connect to the Million Steps App and use your phone’s motion sensors to get your steps.

Connect Third Party Sport Trackers
Sync popular trackers like Fitbit, Garmin Connect and Apple Watch with Google Fit or Apple Health. (Please view compatibility instructions here)*

Connect with, support and cheer your friends EVEN if they use different trackers or devices!

Just £15 (25% #HelpOurCharities Discount) RRP £20 Includes VAT
PLUS invite friends and get your place FREE when six of them join!

Take The Challenge with our Sports Tracker Package

Need a sports tracker? Then join us with our Bluetooth Sports Tracker Package!

It integrates and syncs with the Million Steps App. Track steps, distance, active minutes and calories burnt. And get buzz reminders to move!

THE BEST PART: Just £19.99 celebration price

To celebrate over ONE BILLION STEPS walked (500,000 miles/20 times around planet Earth!), we have a limited number of entries at £19.99 inc VAT and Delivery* RRP £35 (40% Discount)

PLUS invite friends and get your place FREE when six of them join!

* This is a special celebration price. Replacement pedometers are £16.99

But that's not all!

It’s a journey and we care about health and well-being.
From habit loops, meditation, and strength exercises.
We want to keep you learning and moving – because every step counts!