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National Multi-Sectoral Strategy to Prevent and Control Anaemia (2018-2025)

Ministry of Health and Sanitation Sierra Leone, 2018

This strategy identifies targets and multi-sectoral approaches for reducing anaemia in the population, with a special focus on those most at risk (children under-5, women of reproductive age including adolescent girls, and pregnant women). The objectives of the strategy are to i) improve prevention and control of infections and specific health conditions which cause anaemia; ii) improve reproductive health and delivery care; iii) improve micronutrient intake and diet quality; iv) improve education of girls and women, and v) improve integrated platforms to deliver anaemia interventions.

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Counselling Cards: Hygiene Practices

SPRING & Government of Sierra Leone, 2017

These counselling cards address key complementary feeding and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) behaviors for the Sierra Leonean context. In May-June 2016, SPRING used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs), a qualitative research methodology, to allow household members in the Tonkolili District of Sierra Leone to select improved WASH and nutrition behaviors to try using in their households. These counselling cards are a direct output of this methodology, incorporating the most acceptable behaviors surrounding key messages on priority topics related to complementary feeding and WASH.

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National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Policy

Ministry of Health and Sanitation Sierra Leone, 2017

This policy guidance promotes the healthy development and wellbeing, and acceleration of the reduction of preventable deaths of women, newborns, children, and adolescents in Sierra Leone.

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Facility Management Committee Training Manual and Tools

Ministry of Health Sierra Leone, 2017

Community engagement is a key to optimizing Sierra Leone’s transition from emergency response to recovery, and is an essential component for sustainability. Since 2011, the aim of facility management committees (FMCs) has been to support community engagement in health by improving the quality and community acceptability of services.

The purpose of this training manual and the tools is to guide the community engagement process for improving community ownership of peripheral health unit (PHU) quality and catchment area health outcomes in support of MOHS goals. The training manual and tools are built upon the experiences of existing stakeholders and community structures in the health sector, as well as its implementing partner (IP) experiences investing in FMC strengthening and community engagement in health. The intended users are the DHMT and IPs. However, the FMC training manual and tools, with support from the DHMT or other “champion” FMCs, may be used by catchment communities themselves.

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Facility Management Committee Operational Guidelines

Ministry of Health Sierra Leone, 2017

Community engagement is a key to optimizing Sierra Leone’s transition from emergency response to recovery, and is an essential component for sustainability. The aim of facility management committees (FMCs) has been to support community engagement in health by improving the quality and community acceptability of services.

The FMC Operational Guidelines define stakeholder roles and responsibilities in promoting FMC functionality and sustainability, and recommend implementation approaches and tools. The intended users of the guidelines are district health management teams (DHMTs) and implementing partners.

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Community Health Systems Catalog Country Profile: Sierra Leone

Advancing Partners & Communities, 2017

This Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog Sierra Leone country profile is the update of a landscape assessment that was originally conducted by the Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project. The purpose of the CHS Catalog is to provide the most up-to-date information available on community health systems based on existing policies and related documentation. 

The CHS Catalog provides information on 136 interventions delivered at the community level for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition; selected infectious diseases; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

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Sierra Leone Human Resources for Health Strategy

Ministry of Health and Sanitation Sierra Leone, 2017

The Sierra Leone Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategy 2017-2021 provides a roadmap through which the health workforce in Sierra Leone’s health sector will be further strengthened. The plan addresses the most critical human resource for health challenges, across multiple intervention areas including training, regulation, financing, and management.

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Sierra Leone Human Resources for Health Policy 2017-2021

Ministry of Health and Sanitation Sierra Leone, 2017

This Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy provides a clear vision for the health workforce for 2017-2021. Its principles, values, goals, and objectives are geared towards strengthening the health workforce to provide high-quality, equitable, and accessible health services to all Sierra Leoneans. The corresponding HRH Strategy was developed in tandem to guide the implementation of this policy, to ensure that its objectives are achieved through feasible and cost-effective interventions.

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National Guideline for Healthcare for Ebola Virus Disease Survivors

Ministry of Health Sierra Leone, 2016

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak of 2014-2016 left the largest cohort of survivors the world has ever known in the three worst affected countries, with Sierra Leone having the largest number of EVD survivors. In a bid to strengthen and build the capacity of health workers to be able to provide the basic and required health care for EVD survivors in the country. These clinical guidelines are for the assessment and treatment EVD survivors across Sierra Leone ensuring that survivors are well taken care of throughout the country by all stakeholders including private practitioners.

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Sierra Leone National Community Health Worker Policy (2016-2020)

Ministry of Health and Sanitation Sierra Leone, 2016

The 2016 National Community Health Worker (CHW) Policy provides guidance on the minimum package of services to be provided by CHWs in Sierra Leone and the minimum package of inputs required to support those CHWs.