Safe motherhood project in Sierra Leone

Building on the success of a three year DelPHE-funded project Community health information for poverty alleviation in Sierra Leone which supported and evaluated the work of health promoters in Sierra Leone, a successful funding bid to Wales for Africa has enabled work to begin on a safe motherhood project in late 2011.

In collaboration with the charity Life for African Mothers (formerly Hope for Grace Kodindo) this project will support a partnership between midwives in Sierra Leone and Wales to develop and evaluate a training programme and educational materials for midwives and traditional birth attendants which builds on, and contributes to, best practice in sub-saharan Africa.

This is one of many University of Sierra Leone – University of Cardiff  library partnership projects which also include:

  • a Cancer Registry project led by the Velindre Cancer Care Link and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health;
  • extended University links through a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Sierra Leone and Cardiff University;
  • educational grants for secondary school studies via the charity ‘Educational Awards in Sierra Leone (EASL); and
  • sharing of books and other materials with the University of Sierra Leone Library and Medical Schools.

Nance Mjamtu-Sie (Sierra Leone), Alison Weightman (Cardiff) & Shane Godbolt (Phi)


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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