Strengthening of District Health Services

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Sep 2005
Signature Date 17 Oct 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2014
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2014
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Commitment U.A 17,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Strengthening District Health Services Project aims at improving access to quality health care in five districts in Sierra Leone , namely: Bonthe, Port Loko, Bo, Kenema and Tonkolili. This project will also enhance the institutional capacity of the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation. As a result, the use of health facilities in the concerned districts is expected to increase the number of births, the patients should be attended by trained medical staff and maternal and child mortality rates are expected to drop. The project cost is estimated at UA 18.9 million, equivalent to 86.3 billion Leones. In order to achieve its objectives, the project includes the following components : i) Strengthening of the District Health Systems; ii) Strengthening of MCH Programme and iii) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to improve health status of all Sierra Leoneans through the provision of support for the attainment of the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The project’s objective is to improve access of the population in five districts to quality health care.


The beneficiary of the project is the population of the five districts: Bonthe, Port Loko, Bo, Kenema and Tonkolili

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Sierra Leone
Ministry of Health with UNFPA’s support


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-IB0-003
Last Update 12 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name OSUBOR Gregory

Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone