A GWENT-LED project set up to train staff at a Liberian hospital got a £6,000 boost from the Welsh Government.

Advocacy for Mothers of Africa, led by consultant anaesthetist Dr Tei Sheraton of Aneurin Bevan Health Board, will use the money to create educational programmes for nurse anaesthetists and clinical officers in Phebe hospital.

The project, set up five years ago in Bong County, supports pregnant women who may need life-saving surgery.

The money was part of £100,000 funding given to ten schemes run by NHS staff in Wales who work to improve the health of some of the most disadvantaged people in Africa.

The cash was awarded in the latest round of the Welsh Government’s Wales4Africa Health Links scheme, launched in 2006.