The Council began work in Sierra Leone in mid-2005. Current and past Council programming in Sierra Leone focuses on delivery of family planning services.
Health officials from Sierra Leone have been applying the lessons learned from the Council’s well-regarded Community-based Health Planning and Services initiative, based in Ghana, to increase access to family planning services. Council staff also are working with the Ministry of Health to identify strategies for integrating condoms (both male and female) into the reproductive health and HIV and AIDS national program.
Highlights of past and present work
- Providing a framework for increased access to family planning services.
- Developing a national strategic plan and five-year strategic plans for male and female condoms.
- Identifying potential new condom distribution mechanisms, new actors (including NGOs, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, health providers, and private-sector outlets), and the skills and management needs of program managers.
Banner photo: © Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
ExCHANGE: Expanding Community Healthcare Accessibility Network (more)
ExCHANGE is designed to transfer and adapt evidence-based strategies from the Community-based Health Planning and Services Initiative (CHPS) to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa
(1/2005 - ongoing)
Comprehensive Condom Programming in West Africa (more)
This Council project identified strategies for re-integrating the female and male condom in the national reproductive health and HIV and AIDS programs of Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Mauritania, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
(1/2008 - 12/2008)
Access to contraceptive methods; Condoms (male and female); Scaling up interventions
ResourcesAdolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people--Sierra Leone 2008 (PDF)
Publication date: 2010
Sierra Leone Fast Facts
|Total fertility rate||5.0|
|Infant deaths per 1,000 live births||109|
|Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births||970|
|Girls aged 20-24 married by age 18 (%)||47.9|
|HIV/AIDS prevalence (%)||1.6|
|Living below US $2 per day (%)||76|
Country statistics from Demographic and Health Surveys, 1987–2011; UNAIDS and UNICEF websites (accessed 10/22/2012); "World Population Data Sheet" (Population Reference Bureau, 2012)