Sierra Leone National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategy 2017 - 2021
At a maternal mortality ratio of 1165 per 10000 live births, neonatal and under-five mortality rate of 39 and 156 per 1000 live births respectively and an adolescent birth rate of 125.1 per 1000 women aged 15- 19 years, Sierra Leone is one of the countries with the highest maternal, newborn, and child mortality rates, as well as adolescent fertility rate globally. This is worsened by the recent Ebola epidemic outbreak which had devastating impact on the health care systems.
The government of Sierra Leone is committed to ending preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths as well as improving their wellbeing. The Government as part of the Post-Ebola recovery response has developed new national policy guidance including the health sector recovery plan, the basic package for essential health care services and the President’s Recovery Plan that demonstrate this commitment. This RMNCAH strategy 2017 to 2021 is a further demonstration of the country’s commitment to the health of women, newborns, children and adolescents.