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.

Cholera situation in Sierra Leone 
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) continues to work closely with partners at the national and in-ternational levels to maintain the response to the ongoing cholera outbreak. Twelve of the 13 districts in Sierra Leone have been affected since the beginning of the year.
Cholera situation in Sierra Leone, 16 October

 Photo story: Working together to beat cholera

cholera coverA cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone has killed almost 300 people and affected more than 20 000. Without support to sustain and expand the response operation, as many as 32 000 cases could be expected this year.

WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have established a cholera control command centre to coordinate the response to what has turned into a national emergency. WHO has brought in experts in epidemiology, surveillance, case management, logistics, social mobilization, water and sanitation from other WHO offices as well as from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR) in Bangladesh, and the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.

This photo gallery displays images of the cholera response operation in New Town, a slum in Aberdeen Bay, Sierra Leone. The photos show the command centre planning, practical training given by ICDDR to local health workers and scientists and NGOs working together to get oral rehydration solution to people with cholera symptoms.
Photo story: Working together to beat cholera


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