Sierra Leone WHO Country Office


The mission of the WHO Sierra Leone Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Sierra Leone through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone
The emergence of Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa threatens regional and global public health security.

The World Health Organization urges Sierra Leone’s President to boost community engagement to stop Ebola transmission

R-L Dr Mufunda, WHO Representative, Dr Sambo, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Madam Kargbo, Minister of Health
Freetown 23 July 2014 - The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Dr Luis Sambo continued his visit to the three West African Countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. On the second leg of his visit the Regional Director arrived in Sierra Leone on Tuesday 22 July 2014 to get more insight, review current outbreak response and challenges, and explore the best ways to rapidly contain the EVD outbreak in West Africa.

Kailahun deploys 300 volunteers to monitor persons exposed to Ebola virus in communities

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 11 July 2014 - The Kailahun District Health Management Team in collaboration with WHO, Red Cross, MSF, Metabiota and other partners has trained the last batch of 300 community volunteers in the district. The volunteers comprised of community health workers and Red Cross Volunteers selected across the communities in the 14 chiefdoms in Kailahun  District. The volunteers were trained to identify and monitor Ebola signs and symptoms in persons that have had “contact” with Ebola patients. 

WHO Assistant Director General Visits Ebola Response Staff in the field in Sierra Leone

Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO Assistant Director General for Health SecurityDr Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director General (ADG) for Health Security from the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva arrived in Sierra Leone on 8 July 2014. The visit was part of WHO’s continued engagement with the government and partners in ending the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country. Dr Fukuda’s visit was also to reaffirm the Organization’s  continued commitment in coordinating and facilitating a speedy end of the outbreak.

Country Cooperation Strategy

icon Sierra Leone Country Cooperation Strategy 2008-2013 (943.71 kB)

icon Country Cooperation Strategy at a glance: Sierra Leone (261.91 kB)


icon  Sierra Leone Health statistics profile 2010 Overview

icon  Sierra Leone Statistical Health Factsheet 2010 

icon Health Profile of Sierra Leone - 2006 (495.55 kB)