Wrexham medics in Africa

A team of medics from our region who fly out to Africa every year to lend their skills to improve survival rates there have been given money by the Welsh Assembly government.

The team from the Wrexham Maelor hospital go to Ethiopia to help at the only hospital in the country which has 200 beds which serves 3.5 million people - that's the equivalent to the whole of Wales.

One of the main aims of them going out there is to improve the survival rates of the children. The hospital only has 6 doctors and around 40 nurses.

Health care isn't paid by the government it's paid by the community and some of them will walk for days to get treatment.