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In the 2010s, we supported maternal health; now, we’ve expanded to HIV/AIDS, malaria and global health security.

  • At Jhpiego-supported health facilities, infection prevention and control and water, sanitation and hygiene readiness increased from 39.35% at baseline to 67.77% at endline—a percentage increase of 72%.
  • District authorities manage and provide real-time responses to community COVID-19 concerns through a two-way communication mechanism in Kailahun and Pujehun.
  • More than 2,000 trained community health workers provide integrated community case management in the COVID-19 context and facilitate effective contact tracing of potential COVID-19 cases.

Our Work in Sierra Leone

Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this five-year project builds upon activities funded by CDC to support Global Health Security through implementation of programs and activities that focus on protecting and improving health globally through partnerships with Ministries of Health and other institutions. With an initial emphasis on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the project is supporting countries—including Sierra Leone—and carrying out regional work in West Africa and South America to improve prevention of avoidable epidemics, including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens, and to improve ability to detect threats early and respond rapidly and effectively to public health threats of international concern. The project is being implemented by a Jhpiego-led consortium that includes the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Global Scientific Solutions for Health, and Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health.

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, has delivered remarkable lifesaving results, with several countries approaching UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control.  As countries like Sierra Leone come closer to their targets, challenges to close the remaining gaps and cross the “last mile” become more difficult, requiring innovative, targeted approaches to ensure equity and extend services to the hardest-to reach populations and underserved areas. Global Reach II is a five-year project that supports the delivery of effective solutions to address these challenges in country-level HIV responses, adapting to the country contexts. Funded through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Jhpiego leads the project with the following partners: University of California San Francisco, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, Project ECHO, African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth), Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health and Ata Health Strategies.

In collaboration with Rios Partners and with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Jhpiego is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to develop policy, strategy, standard operating procedures, training manuals and costed operational plans for three prioritized technical areas: 1) integrated national health care waste management, 2) community-led health services, and 3) medical oxygen strategy installation and operationalization of oxygen plants.