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Last updated: June 06, 2022

June 6, 2022

With support from the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) activity managed by USAID, the government of Sierra Leone is increasing the competency of nurses and other health service providers to reduce malaria prevalence in the country.

September 14, 2021

Freetown, Monday, 13th September 2021 – The United States Government, through the COVAX Facility, has boosted the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive in Sierra Leone, with a donation of 113,490 doses of the Pfizer vaccines.  This generous contribution from the US Government comes within a week of Sierra Leone receiving consignments of 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which were also supplied by the United States Government through the global COVID-19 equity scheme’s dose-sharing mechanism, COVAX.

September 3, 2021

The United States has made this donation through the COVAX facility, a global coalition co-led by the WHO, Gavi, the Global Vaccines Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), working in partnership with developed and developing country vaccine manufacturers, UNICEF, the World Bank, and others on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to countries regardless of their income.