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Saving Lives in Sierra Leone Programme: Fact Sheet

The Saving Lives in Sierra Leone Programme (SLiSL) aims to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality by 25 per cent. The programme is being implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom. These three UN agencies are supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to:
 

1. Ensure timely availability and accessibility of Free Health Care Initiative, family planning, and nutrition commodities as well as other essential supplies and equipment.
2. Improve the availability of family planning and sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents and young people.
3. Increase and strengthen the health workforce that provides essential health services including emergency referrals that contribute to reducing maternal, neonatal, and child mortality.
4. Institutionalize a comprehensive framework for improving the quality of service delivery at all levels of health system.
5. Enhance emergency and disease preparedness, surveillance and response capacity.