MSF Hospital in Kabala, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

In years since the end of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic, during which many medical staff died, Sierra Leone is now struggling to rebuild its shattered health system.

Before the epidemic, Sierra Leone had some of the worst health indicators in the world, especially for maternal and child mortality.

In Tonkolili district, we support the paediatric ward, maternity and neonatal services and the blood transfusion laboratory at Magburaka district hospital, and also assist Magburaka mother and child health post with staff and supplies. We also provide emergency obstetric care in a community health centre in Yoni Chiefdom (Hinistas).

In 2020, MSF teams responded to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone.

In 2019

Child mortality - Malaria photo series from Sierra Leone

Project Update 25 Apr 2007
Sierra Leone

Lessons from pain: Treating Sierra Leone's endless health emergency

Report 17 Oct 2006

Malaria house calls in Sierra Leone

Project Update 25 Sep 2006
Sierra Leone

Effects of the native herbs that parents gave to their children

Project Update 1 Jan 2004
Sierra Leone

MSF confronts sexual violence in Sierra Leone

Project Update 8 Sep 2003
Sierra Leone

New MSF health facility for Liberian refugees

Project Update 27 Jun 2003
Sierra Leone

MSF provides health care for 30,000 Liberian refugees in Sierra Leone

Project Update 26 Nov 2002
Sierra Leone

Treatment of neuropathic pain in Sierra Leone

Project Update 1 Jul 2002
War and conflict

Populations Affected by War in the Mano River Region of West Africa: Issues of Protection

Report 24 May 2002