Getting Out of the Way So Countries Can Lead: Takeaways from facilitating the Sierra Leone HIS Interoperability Workshop in Freetown
By Amanda Puckett BenDor & Brian Taliesin
Arriving at Lungi International Airport in Sierra Leone is an adventure. After clearing immigration and collecting your bags, you must take a sea taxi to cross the Sierra Leone River to get to Freetown. In early August, we took this route along with a number of experts in health information systems (HIS) to facilitate the first ever Sierra Leone HIS Interoperability Workshop held August 2 – 4, 2016.