Key Government Health Sector Achievements
Maternal and Child health
Health care delivery
Medicines and Supplies
The National Medicines Supply Agency Act has been operationalised leading to the establishment of the National Medical Supplies Agency (NMSA), which has resulted in reduced stock-out of essential medicines and health commodities at the health facility level
Disease Prevention and Control
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation computerized the disease surveillance data reporting, moving away from the traditional paper-based format. This has earned Sierra Leone the status of the first country in Africa to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform.
From 2018 to 2021, the Ministry and partners rehabilitated and equipped 54 peripheral health units. Construction of 12 Peripheral Health Facilities and 2 hospitals. Constructions of 100-beds Hospital in Waterloo for Western Area Rural District in progress.
Sierra Leone now has improved government-provided specialised care including a fully functioning dialysis unit and state-of-the-art Tuberculosis (TB) laboratories with Gene-Xpert machines nationwide