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Sierra Leone: Country health profile



The health sector in Sierra Leone is gradually recovering from the devastating impact of the Ebola outbreak. As part of this drive to rebuild the health sector, the President of Sierra Leone has identified two key priority areas for immediate action – maintain a resilient zero and reduce maternal and child mortality – in the the next two years.

Sierra Leone remains among the world’s poorest countries, ranking 181 out of 188 countries in the 2014 Human Development Index (HDI). HDI indications for 2014 place 10% of adult women reached at least a secondary level of education, compared to, 21.7% of their male counterparts. Female participation in the labour market is 65.7% compared to 69% for men.

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Health Profile of Sierra Leone

Health services are delivered through a network of health facilities. This network consists of 1,258 peripheral health units, including community health centres, community health posts, maternal and child health posts and 40 hospitals (23 government owned and the remainder owned by private, nongovernmental and faith-based organizations).

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More about the country health profile:

icon Sierra Leone Health Sector Annual Performance Report 2015

icon Sierra Leone Demographic Health Survey - 2013

icon Sierra Leone Demographic Health Survey - 2008