Dr David Lissauer is a clinical lecturer in maternal and fetal medicine at the University of Birmingham, dividing his time between clinical work and research. His research focuses on the challenge of maternal and fetal infections and how the maternal immune system adapts for successful pregnancy. Since spending time working as an obstetrician in Malawi he has maintained a strong passion for global maternal health and has just completed the AIMS trial, which investigated the prevention of infection after miscarriage surgery in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. He is a member of the WHO technical working group on maternal sepsis and is leading the development of the FAST-M maternal sepsis bundle to improve the management of maternal sepsis in low income countries. This approach is currently being trialed at 13 sites in Malawi.