GHI Country Strategy
As the fiscal year 2013 Mission Strategic and Resource Plan for the U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone states, the Government of Sierra Leone must continue to enhance its ability to address the most critical human rights problems currently facing the country. These include rebuilding and sustaining Sierra Leone’s health care infrastructure and instituting quality systems management. The plan also states that the U.S. Government will continue to focus interagency coordination efforts to address Sierra Leone’s critical health care needs with the national health priority implementation processes.
To maximize resources and avoid duplication of efforts, the United States will strategically leverage its efforts under the leadership of the Embassy and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Sierra Leone to conduct joint planning with other key health development partners and the private sector. In order to advance the stated priorities of the Government of Sierra Leone and to also coordinate the multiple sources of private assistance, GHI will concentrate on three primary focus areas:
The GHI strategy will build on the existing U.S. interventions focused on HIV/AIDS and related epidemic prone outbreak diseases, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, and reproductive health.
GHI Principles in Action—Increase Impact Through Strategic Coordination and Integration
With the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other development partners, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV program in Sierra Leone is working toward integration within the Maternal Child Health program, reaching all health care system entry points and thereby increasing access. It is also working with the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response program to leverage surveillance systems as a vehicle for referral of specimens for diagnosis toward elimination of mother to child transmission.
For information on planned funding, please visit the Foreignassistance.gov country page.
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