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News: Sierra Leone

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.

Sierra Leone Successfully Tests mHero

Sierra Leone has successfully tested the mHero platform. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) sent a health worker validation message to more than 8,000 health workers across the country. Much like the mHero pilot test in Liberia, the initial messages sent were designed to confirm health worker information, which can be used to update iHRIS, the human resources information system used by the MOHS. 

No Time for Complacency: IntraHealth Renews Call for Sustained Ebola Support

At IntraHealth International, we are disheartened by recent Ebola-related news from West Africa, and call on the world community, including ministries of health, donor agencies, and other stakeholders, to urgently renew and strengthen their efforts to provide systematic, sustained investment in frontline health workforces and health systems around the world.