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

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President Koroma visits the Emergency Operational Centre at the WHO Complex

President Koroma, left, at the EOC working station being briefed by Dr Mufunda, WHO RepresentativeFreetown, 31 July 2014 - His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone made a visit to the Ebola Emergency Operational Centre (EOC) work station at the World Health Organization Country Office in Sierra Leone on 31 July 2014. The President made the visit to assess readiness of the EOC which is the leading Coordination Structure in the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone.

President Koroma visits Ebola epicentres of Kenema and Kailahun and launches revised response plan

President Koroma and entourage at the Ebola management centre in Kailahun District being briefed by a MSF staffFreetown 30 July 2014 - His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone visited Kenema and Kailahun on 28 and 29 July respectively to assess the level of the  ongoing Ebola outbreak in the two districts. This is the first visit of the President to the two epicentres of the outbreak since the onset of the disease in May this year. 

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 HealthFreetown 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. 

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)