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)