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About ELLY Charity

The ELLY Appeal was set up in East London in 2014 to improve the quality of maternal healthcare in the UK and internationally. We have developed partnerships in both Africa and Asia where ELLY has delivered multiple training courses in some of the poorest communities around the world.
In 2020 we became a Registered Charity in England and Wales. We are proud to be playing our part to build a better future by aligning our work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By providing training and supporting academic research (Goal 4) we will boost healthcare capacity in communities advancing the skills and knowledge of its professionals (Goal 3). In doing this, health professionals will save lives, improve women’s health and support families and communities along the way.

Our Purpose

To promote and protect women’s health in the UK and internationally by:

1. Training and educating healthcare workers and health professionals in how to provide optimal care during pregnancy and childbirth

2. Supporting research excellence in women’s health

3. Accelerating the application of research into healthcare environments


Elly Charity is governed by a Board of Trustees which is responsible for setting the Charity's strategy and for ensuring it fulfils its objectives.

Our Trustees


Ramesan Navaratnarajah


Shakila Thangaratinam


Joseph Aquilina

Our aim is to optimise maternal outcomes through research, education and applying best practice

Mr Ram Navaratnarajah FRCOG

Founder, ELLY Charity

Our Team

Ngawai Moss

Rehan Khan

Rashna Chenoy

Julie Dodds

Soha Sohby

Michaela Anderson

Indie Kaur 

Mandeep Kaur Kaler
Swena Kapoor

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has (still is) associated in different ways with Elly Charity. This includes people who have donated time and money, our students, our colleagues, our friends and our families. 

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