Health systems in Sierra Leone are undergoing considerable change, often in a context of ongoing health sector reforms. In Sierra Leone, decentralization of health services is very central to these changes, and consequently there is a need to prepare and empower those working at the district level for their new responsibilities and tasks.
The development of the Community Health Workers (CHWs) policy is therefore very timely and represents a significant milestone in our efforts to improve the health status of our women and children especially at grass root level. The CHWs policy was developed in close partnership with all stakeholders in the health sector, including our key development and implementing partners and it is also to be implemented in close partnership with them. My Ministry is committed to sup- porting the implementation of this important policy which will serve as a guide to implement the government’s policy of access to essential health services at community level.
Resource Type: Issue papers
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Country: Sierra Leone