Sierra Leone

Office Staff

Photo of Jibba and Marc at the JSI office in Freetown

  • Dr. Laurentiu Stan, Chief of Party
  • Isotta Pivato, Deputy Chief of Party, EVD Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services
  • Zaira Alonso, Deputy Chief of Party, Finance Operations & Communications
  • Nicola Brown, Health Advisor
  • Razia Laghari, Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
  • Sulaiman Phoray-Musa, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Alusine Bakarr, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Princess Sowa, Community Health Advisor
  • Samantha Johnson, Technical Advisor, EVD Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services
  • Paul Musa, Finance Manager
  • Regina Koroma, Accountant 
  • Abdul Samba Brima, Communications Officer
  • Idrissa Kamara, Office Assistant
  • Samuel Jones, Administration Officer
  • Mohamed Kamara, Finance/Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

10 Gordon Street
Aberdeen, Freetown
(Dr. Laurentiu Stan, Chief of Party)

Advancing Partners & Communities is providing assistance to implement the Government of Sierra Leone post-Ebola recovery priorities in the health sector, with focus on rebuilding primary health care services and community outreach, thus contributing to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) key objectives to reduce maternal mortality and maintaining a resilient zero. The work in Sierra Leone is achieved through a couple of components.

Photo of Margaret Anthony and staff

Margaret Anthony (right), maternal and child health (MCH) aid with the Sierra Leone MOHS at her healthcare facility in the Western Area-Rural district. View the photo gallery from Sierra Leone »

Post-Ebola Recovery: Strengthening Primary and Community Health Services in Sierra Leone

In June 2017, Advancing Partners & Communities, in collaboration with Sierra Leone’s MOHS, completed a two-year project aimed at improving access to, and availability of, quality basic health services, with focus on maternal and child health. The project worked in five of the country’s districts most affected by Ebola, improving access to water, sanitation, waste management, and health services within primary health care facilities and at the community level.

Graphic showing the project served 28% of the country's population for 2 million people.

During the two-year period, the project revitalized 305 health facilities providing various levels of support:

  • Improved water and sanitation
  • Installed solar power systems for lighting
  • Provided basic medical equipment
  • Trained over 900 health professionals
  • Trained 1,500 community health workers and peer supervisors
  • Strengthened 214 Facility Management Committees.

These initiatives have improved health services for 2 million Sierra Leoneans and strengthened health facilities, making them more resilient in the face of potential future outbreaks.
Learn about the recent project celebration event »

Watch New Videos - June 2017

APC recently made two new videos from Sierra Leone, including part two of a series showing the work done to improve primary health care services at health posts and community levels. This short film focuses on the efforts made to rebuild these services as part of the post-Ebola transition in the country.

The second video documents the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures implemented in Sierra Leone to improve primary health care services at health posts and community levels.

Screenshot from Rebuilding Health Services in Post-Ebola Sierra Leone (part 2, click to view) Screenshot from Strengthening WASH and IPC Services in Post-Ebola Sierra Leone (click to view)

Vist APC's Vimeo page or YouTube channel.

Learn more about this project:

Results Infographic »

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Project Overview »

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Photo Journal »

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Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services Program

Launched in July 2016, the Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services Program (ETP&SS) works with governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea and other stakeholders to prevent further Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission and to reduce the risk of resurgence from Ebola viral persistence in survivors; and to reduce stigma and other barriers that keep survivors from accessing health care services.

ETP&SS also develops and implements guidelines and tools for Ebola transmission prevention and provision of critical survivor services; trains health care providers, traditional and local government leaders, survivor associations and networks, survivor advocates, and survivors themselves; renovates health facilities in high-volume districts, including provision of specialty care equipment; conducts supportive supervision and mentoring for health care workers in high-volume districts; and collects and transports semen samples for testing.
Learn more about the program »

Interviews with a Delegation of Ebola Survivors

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Candid interviews tell the stories of three Sierra Leoneans who were affected by the Ebola virus. In their own words, two survivors and a ministry official share their experiences, pain, and hope for the future. Watch the interviews »

Learn about the Regional Program in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone »

Photos from Sierra Leone

News from Sierra Leone


February 07, 2018 | Article

In order to support the mental health needs of those affected by the mudslide in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the World Health Organization with funding from the UK Government, JSI and USAID quickly deployed Mental Health Nurses pulled from other parts of the country to provide urgent Psychological First Aid, focusing initially on psychosocial and trauma counselling.

January 19, 2018 | Article

Sorie Samura is one of less than 70 health workers who contracted Ebola and survived. He is now back in active service working as a Referral Coordinator for King’s Sierra Leone Partnership at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, the largest government hospital in Sierra Leone and its main teaching and referral hospital.


October 12, 2017 | Announcement

On September 7-9, 2017, the West African Clinical Research Consortium (WAC), in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health and the Advancing Partners & Communities project, hosted over 150 West African and international scientists, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders at a conference in Guinea’s capital, Conakry.

October 11, 2017 | Blog

On Aug. 14, Freetown was struck by a mudslide and flash flooding that cost the lives of nearly 500 people. It affected almost 6,000 people living primarily in five of the most hard-hit communities and left hundreds missing.

September 14, 2017 | Blog

Sierra Leone is on its way to a health system that meets the needs of its people and is ready to confront the next infectious disease—be it Ebola or some other virus—with stronger, better-prepared health services.