Better Referral Pathways and Clinical Training Systems Lead to Improved Care for Ebola Survivors

Ebola survivors are often in need of specialty health services that cannot be provided at the local level. Nandy Fofana is a Referral Coordinator (RC) in Port Loko district. Nandy works with local health facilities to ensure that patients who need a higher level of care can be referred quickly. As part of the Sierra Leonean Government’s Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES), Advancing Partners has trained and mentored 18 RCs across the country to facilitate incoming and outgoing referrals at secondary and tertiary level of care facilities. They provide a critical link between primary care facilities and the more specialized levels of care within the health system.