This project aims to improve the knowledge, skills of the Sierra Leonean human resources, and leverage the commitment of the Sierra Leonean diaspora to build human resources capacity in Sierra Leone. Due to the impact of recurrent infectious disease outbreaks and the recent devastating flooding, Sierra Leone needs technical support to upgrade its health, disaster prevention and agricultural sectors. IOM will collaborate with diaspora organizations, universities/training institutions and health facilities in Sierra Leone to enhance skills and knowledge transfers to home country.
This book is dedicated to the numerous staff members who served at the frontlines of IOM's ebola response as well as those in the supportive roles who contributed towards its success.
Through this project, IOM will support the realization of CDC's main strategies and intended outcome to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks and other health threats. In line with IOM's HBMM framework across five African countries: Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
The goals of this project are to guarantee, through appropriate medical screening planning, monitoring and support, that a number of eligible refugees consistent with the annual admission quota undergo the medical examination process within the duly timeframe. The project also aims to improve the quality of the medical clearance process through analysis, processing and dissemination of data included in OF 157 forms, enhanced follow-up of medical cases, reduced prevalence of untreated malaria and intestinal parasitosis.
At the request of the Government of the United Kingdom, IOM implements the Tuberculosis (TB) Detection Programme for visa applicants who intend to stay in the UK for a period of 6 months or longer. The main purpose of the programme is to address public health concerns regarding the spread of infectious tuberculosis in the UK by preventing the entry of people suffering from active TB until they have been successfully treated, as well as to facilitate access to diagnostics and referrals for treatment in the migrants’ countries of origin.
Considering the ongoing incidence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and urgent need to bring private hospitals up to a nationally recognized minimum IPC standard, IOM and IMC will provide dedicated support to these 15 private health facilities throughout the project duration. IOM and IMC envision this project to take place in a phased approach. The initial phase includes the health facilities identified requiring the most urgent support to IPC and WASH measures.
Sierra Leone has recorded the highest rate of EVD transmission worldwide.
Establishing dedicated, well-resourced IPC departments, comprised of experienced educators, as a part of existing medical colleges will be pivotal in mitigating against the risk of future potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks.
The objective of the project is to reduce the spread of Ebola in local communities in selected Chiefdoms in Bombali, Kono and Moyamba. The groups targeted of the project are youth, traditional/cultural/religious leaders, women, people in hard-to reach areas, cross-border communities The expected outcomes are improved behavioral practices to reduce the spread of Ebola; and increased utilization of Ebola treatment facilities.