In Tonkolili district, we support Magburaka district hospital and nine peripheral health units, with improvements to infection prevention and control measures and water and sanitation systems. We also support the supply of essential drugs, and staff training. Our services include family planning, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, psychosocial support, and medical treatment for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.
In Makeni town, Bombali district, we are working with the national TB program to implement an ambulatory model of care in the community for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment. We also continue to support the country’s main TB facility in Lakka hospital, in the capital, Freetown.
MSF assisted the national response to COVID-19 by transforming a government facility in Freetown into a 120-bed treatment center, and trained staff. The Lassa fever isolation unit in Kenema public hospital was renovated and used as a COVID-19 treatment center with an initial capacity of 25 beds.
A group of nurses and midwives, who went to study in Ghana for two years under an MSF Academy for health care sponsorship, returned to work in Sierra Leone. MSF’s investment in human resources for health care is a commitment to improving the quality of care for patients.