Sierra Leone: government releases new healthcare initiative post-Ebola

By AT editor - 7 September 2015 at 1:00 pm

AP Photo/ Michael Duff

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone is launching his Health Recovery Agenda after Ebola ravished the country. The plan is to boost government hospitals all over the country.

A major factor in restoring basic healthcare services is improving the referral system. Thirty-five new ambulances have been promised to be distributed by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The ambulances will be given to all government hospitals countrywide.

The promise has created excitement and relief from District Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents and Matrons the government reported.

A five-year Health Sector Recovery Plan has been developed by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in order to massively improve the health sector since the Ebola crisis.

The plan includes two key areas; guaranteeing that all health facilities are safe for both health workers and patients and restoring health services to the pre Ebola Virus Disease level. These two aims have been identified as the most crucial at this moment in time by the government and therefore have been prioritised.

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