In response to the Ebola outbreak, SIAPS received funding from USAID in 2015 to provide technical assistance to Sierra Leone to rebuild and strengthen the country’s pharmaceutical supply chain management system. Below are updates on the ongoing work.

Newsletter: Update on Post-Ebola Recovery
From improving governance to developing information tools to helping track pharmaceutical management indicators in every district, here’s an update on SIAPS activities and collaborative projects. More>>
What is SIAPS doing in Sierra Leone?
The system strengthening project helped restructure the health products supply chain after the Ebola crisis. Murtada Sesay, country project director, provides further information on SIAPS’ ongoing intervention and its results. More>> 

Introducing a New Treatment Register
SIAPS recently helped train 55 hospital staff on how to use a new treatment register. The register is easier to use and can help supervisors better check the accuracy and progress of treatment. It will be distributed to approximately 1,300 health facilities throughout the country. More>>

Removing Waste Products, Controlling Disposal
Sierra Leone’s pharmaceutical supply system, already shaky, grew worse after the Ebola epidemic, highlighting the lack of inadequate storage space at all levels. To deal with expired and obsolete products, SIAPS worked with partners to develop a stop-gap controlled disposal plan to track storage availability, overstocks, and expiry management. More>>
Tracking Medicine Stock and Related Health Data
SIAPS is introducing a dashboard that features data on HIV-, malaria-, and TB-related products and essential medicines from each health facility and provides real-time access to patient and commodity information. The objective is for the tool to be used in about 1,300 health centers in all districts of the country. More>>
 See a full overview of SIAPS’s work in Sierra Leone here.