28 Jun 2017

Mid-term meeting in Sierra leone

On 23 June 2017, LINK met with the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and partners in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to review provisional prevalence maps. LINK previously produced a malaria profile in 2013, and has returned to update the map and profile in 2016. Critically, this map will reflect the malaria landscape following the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic and the recovery phase which followed.

Present at the meeting were representatives from across the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (NMCP, Directorate of Disease Prevention and Control, Directorate of Policy, Planning, and Information), as well as partners including the Malaria Consortium, FOCUS 1000, Lift Above Poverty Organization, Pharmacy Board, Bellere Nurses Group, Catholic Relief Services, Health for All Coalition and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s EBOVAC Study. 

At the meeting, the prevalence maps and remaining data gaps were considered and examined collectively. In the months to follow, the NMCP and LINK will work to finalise the geospatial models, collect remaining key data, and produce the updated profile. 

See the profile for more information about the work in Sierra Leone.