23 November 2012

Sierra Leone: Health Ministry, Partners Discuss New Plans

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation, in collaboration with partners such as World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Helen Keller International and Rotary Club, has ended a two-day discuss on improving the health sector in the country.

The new plans aim at massive improvement in the health sector by looking at critical areas that would make them achieve their goals such as providing more trainings for health workers, recruiting of health staff, maintaining the free health care scheme, taking proper care of cash books, bank reconciliation, budgeting, procurement and stores management.

Speaking on Tuesday at the Health Ministry's conference hall, deputy chief medical officer Dr. Alhassan Seisay described their new plans as one that would help them achieve the goals of the ministry, adding that some time in 2011 both her ministry and the said partners had held similar meetings to improve the ministry's performance to enable it achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) by 2015.

According to him, the MDGs are the most broadly supported, comprehensive, and specific poverty reduction targets the world has ever established.

WHO Representative, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, said his organization is very committed in supporting the government of Sierra Leone in the area of health.

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