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Ministry of Health’s Vision
Holistic Life Stages Approach for Universal Health Coverage in Sierra Leone by 2030. Prioritising preventive care, person-centered health from preconception to old age, and collaborating with committed partners who align with the Ministry's mission to build a resilient and responsive healthcare system, providing comprehensive and equitable healthcare services to all people in Sierra Leone.
Universal Health Coverage
The Ministry of Health aspires to provide every citizen with access to affordable, high-quality healthcare services and ensure their health security. To achieve this, the Ministry is working towards implementing Universal Healthcare Coverage, hand in hand with our pioneering life stages approach integrated into our public health system.
Improved Maternal and Child Health Care
The Ministry of Health have achieved a remarkable 38% reduction in the maternal mortality rate, bringing it down to 443 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births from the initial 717 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The Ministry of Health is now on a mission to drive this number even lower, aiming for under 300 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2025-2026. The Ministry are fully committed to collaborating with partners who share our determination to make this reduction in maternal mortality a reality for Sierra Leone.
Community Care and Disease Surveillance
The Ministry of Health is resolute in its mission to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with both communicable and non-communicable diseases. Community testing, disease surveillance, and public health interventions are central pillars of our healthcare system. We welcome the collaboration of dedicated partners who share our mission to diminish the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases throughout Sierra Leone.
Digital Health and Health Information Management Systems
The Ministry of Health's strategy is to digitize services, connect them to support integration, and, through these foundations, facilitate service transformation. At the forefront of our digitisation vision is the Digital Health Roadmap, which outlines several success measures for successful implementation. The Ministry of Health is actively pursuing digital transformation in Sierra Leone. To overcome the barriers associated with investing in digital health technologies, medical products, and infrastructure, we welcome collaboration with innovators, partners, and investors to support the Ministry of Health's digital transformation roadmap.

Welcome to the Ministry of Health & Sanitation Website

The Ministry of Health & Sanitation (MoHS) believes that access to sound health is a human right, its vision is to ensure a functional national health system delivering efficient, high quality health care services that are accessible, equitable and affordable for everybody in Sierra Leone and the overall goal is to maintain and improve the health of its citizens.

Regulatory Bodies
The Ministry work in partnership with regulatory agency to provide effective health services
Hospital Services
The Ministry ensures quality care is provided in Government health facilities
Emergency Services
The National Emergency Service (NEMS) provides ambulance and emergency response
Medical Professionals
The Ministry enlist the services of a professional medical workforce that offer excellent care across the nation.

WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
    Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
    Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
    Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
    Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
    Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places  – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
    Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas.


Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading

  • Follow the guidance outlined above (Protection measures for everyone)
  • Self-isolate by staying at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache, low grade fever (37.3 C or above) and slight runny nose, until you recover. If it is essential for you to have someone bring you supplies or to go out, e.g. to buy food, then wear a mask to avoid infecting other people.
    Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers.
    Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

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