Multinational - Strengthening West Africa’s Public Health Systems Response to the Ebola Crisis (SWAPHS)

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Aug 2014
Signature Date 10 Apr 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12250
Commitment U.A 1,200,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Strengthening West Africa's Public Health Systems (SWAPHS) Project in response to the Ebola Crisis was initiated in light of the magnitude of the Ebola epidemic in the West African sub-region. Sierra Leone is one of the countries where this project has been implemented. This project focuses on three broad strategic outcomes: building human capacity and systems for emergency response and preparedness; developing infrastructure; and strengthening governance and regional institutions. In the short term, the project will support technical capacity strengthening to set up emergency responses in the event of an outbreak. In the long term, the project shall strengthen public health systems’ capacity to provide epidemiological surveillance and implement response systems to current and potential future epidemics. The project total cost, excluding taxes and duties, is estimated at UA 40 million, and its total duration should not exceed 8 months.

Project Objectives

The project’s objective is to strengthen health systems to contribute to the ongoing efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality linked to the Ebola virus in the sub-region, and break the chain of transmission of the virus.


The project's beneficiaries, in addition to the populations of Sierra Leone, are the populations of Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria as well as neighboring countries (such as Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Togo, Benin, Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Cape Verde). In total, the project will directly benefit some 321 million people in the ECOWAS region.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS)


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-IBE-003
Last Update 16 May 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone