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“The new ambulances will help improve the referral system and save women’s lives-” Dr. Austin Demby.

Minister of Health, Dr. Austin Demby, speaking at the official handing over of the newly purchased 19 vehicles, including 10 ambulances expected to improve the referral system and access to …


May 11

Sierra Leone marks a major milestone in the fight against malaria with vaccine roll out.

Ministry of Health Freetown, Sierra Leone. Baby Zainab Conteh receives the first jab on World Malaria Day as President Bio officially launched the WHO approved malaria vaccine, the RTS,S. Although …


May 02

Doctors on placement: a scheme that gives young doctors an opportunity to practice their profession.

Doctors on placement: a scheme that gives young doctors an opportunity to practice their profession. Every year, the Ministry of Health, under the leadership of Dr. Austin Demby, sends 60 …


April 17

The Ministry of Health launches Sierra Leone’s first climate-health unit as the country pledges to go green for health.

Minister of Health, Dr. Austin Demby, on Thursday 4th April 2024, officially launched Sierra Leone’s first ever Climate-Health Unit at the Atlantic Hotel in Freetown. The launch reinforces the Ministry …


April 08

Sierra Leone Concludes a Record 5th Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS).

Experts from across the surgical landscape in West Africa gathered at the Bintumani Conference Center in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, for this year’s 64th Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting of …


March 08

Minister of Health, Austin Demby, Declares Child Health a Priority that Needs Urgent Intervention.

Ministry of Health is on the verge of making history for children in Sierra Leone. The Minister, Dr. Austin Demby, this week declared child health a priority for his ministry. …


March 01

Health Minister, Austin Demby, Inspects Progress of the New Lumley Children’s Hospital.

The Minister of Health (MoH), Dr. Austin Demby, and his team today visited the new Children’s Hospital under construction at Lumley in Freetown. The site visit was for the Minister …


February 07

Dr. Austin Demby Makes Sierra Leone Proud at the First Italy-Africa Summit in Rome.

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health, Dr. Austin Demby, flanked by the Italian PM, Giorgia Malone and the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella pose for a photo at the first Italy-Africa Summit …


February 01

Health Minister, Dr. Austin Demby, commissions six (6) hospital solar projects with 11 more to come.

 The Minister of Health, Dr. Austin Demby, today officially launched the completion of six government hospitals, with 11 more to come, after they were fully electrified using renewable Solar Photovoltaic …


January 26

Big boost for health service delivery in Sierra Leone as Ministry of Health lights up six (6) District Hospitals with 11 more to come!!

The planted solar panels are all in full operation providing 24 hours electricity in at the Kambia Government Hospital The Electricity Sector in Sierra Leone faces a lot of challenges. The …


January 24

ISHI Contributes to Saving Lives in Sierra Leone

  ISHI volunteers have fun time with a baby outside the Kabala Government Hospital The International Surgical Health Initiative (ISHI) is a surgical volunteer-run organization based in the United States. They are …


January 19

New State-of-the-Art Stroke Unit Set to Revolutionize Patient Care in Kenema

The Kenema Government Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its first ever stroke unit. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by highly skilled team of medical professionals, this …


December 22

Sierra Leone Gets first Malaria Vaccine

“No Child Should Die from Malaria Infection,” Dr. Austin Demby Health Minister, Dr. Austin Demby, shakes hands with the UNICEF Representative after receiving the vaccines at the Lungi International Airport on …


December 19

President Bio Launches Sierra Leone’s First Ever National Public Health Agency President Bio, in the middle, poses for photos with the Minister of Health, Dr. Austin Demby and other top …


December 15

“I was just favored by God for this one”—Kumba Bawa

Kumba Bawa slowly staggered to her feet, managed to lay herself gingerly on the hospital bed. She looked pale but wore a dim smile that lit up her beautiful face. …


November 02

MoH on the right path to fighting mental health problems in Sierra Leone

This morning, Deputy Minister 1, Dr. Charles Senessie, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sartie Kanneh, convened the MoH’s weekly management meeting (EMC) to discuss the Mental Health Bill at Youyi …


October 17

MOH making significant gains in mental health response

A team of psychosocial nurses at Connaught having a planning meeting. It is evident that mental health issues are becoming a serious problem in Sierra Leone. Medical data show a substantial …


October 12

EMR system to improve health care delivery in Sierra Leone

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partner, Smart Systems SierraLeone Limited, officially launched the pilot of an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systemat Connaught Hospital in Freetown.The …


October 11

Historic Milestone Achieved: Launch of Sierra Leone Personnel Deployment Plan and Surge Mechanisms

Freetown, July 28th, 2023 - In a landmark event held at the EOC 2 Building, Wilkinson Road, Cockrill, Freetown, the Ministry of Health celebrated the launch of the Sierra Leone …


October 11

Enhancing Surgical Care at Connaught Hospital: A Generous Donation by MoHS and GoSL

On the 14th June 2023 marked a  significant milestone in the healthcare sector of Sierra Leone as the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) and the Government of Sierra Leone …


September 11