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Key Government Health Sector Achievements

Maternal and Child health

22%

Reduction under-5 mortality rate

Reduction Infant mortality rate

14%

Reduction in total fertility rate

Health care delivery

Reduction in maternal mortality

54%

Improvement skilled delivery

25%

Reduction in teenage pregnancy

57%

Increased in healthcare financing

25%

Increase in skilled health workforce

Lives saved by Ambulances since 2018

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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

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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.

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Infrastructure

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.

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Specialized Care

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