In Tonkolili district’s Mile 91, we support general health care centers, with the aim of reducing sickness and death from preventable causes among mothers and children. Patients requiring specialist care are referred to Magburaka district hospital, where we assist with maternal, neonatal, pediatric, and comprehensive sexual and reproductive care. Services include prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, family planning, and medical and psychosocial support for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.
In 2022, the MSF Academy for Healthcare continued to run skills development programs for nurses, midwives, and other health care workers, providing training to improve performance and deliver effective responses during emergencies.
In Bombali district, our teams work in collaboration with the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program to support diagnosis and management of TB. In 2022, we achieved a major milestone: the treatment of DR-TB patients with a new regimen that is much shorter, has fewer side-effects, and requires fewer pills, making it easier to tolerate and complete treatment. Sierra Leone is the first country in the world to make this regimen available as a first choice for patients with DR-TB.