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  • Essential Newborn Care Corps Process Documentation, Round One
    October, 2015 - Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality and neonatal mortality rates in the world with 1033 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, and 30 stillbirths and 49 neonatal deaths per 1000 births. A contributing factor is poor care at delivery, with less than half of deliveries attended by ...
  • Essential Newborn Care Corps Process Documentation, Round Two
    May, 2016 - Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality and neonatal mortality rates in the world with 1033 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, and 30 stillbirths and 49 neonatal deaths per 1000 births. A contributing factor is poor care at delivery, with less than half of deliveries attended by ...
  • Essential Newborn Care Corps Project Evaluation Findings
    November, 2016 - Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality and neonatal mortality rates in the world with 1033 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, and 30 stillbirths and 49 neonatal deaths per 1000 births. A contributing factor is poor care at delivery, with less than half of deliveries attended by ...
  • Improving Community Health Services in the Post-Ebola Context
    2017 - The Ebola epidemic had a devastating effect on Sierra Leone’s already struggling health facilities. In support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation 2015–2020 Health Sector Recovery Plan, the Advancing Partners & Communities project strengthened critical health services in local communities, with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child ...
  • Life After Ebola: Mothers Return to Health Facilities in Sierra Leone
    2017 - The USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project supported the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Post-Ebola Recovery Plan through capacity building for health care workers and renovation of water sanitation and hygiene and infection prevention and control structures. This photo essay shows the George Brook Community Health Center in ...
  • Post-Ebola Recovery: Strengthening Primary and Community Health Services
    June, 2017 - Between May 2014 and January 2016, Sierra Leone was impacted by the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. The outbreak exposed critical gaps within the country’s health system, revealing the need to strengthen health services to prevent future outbreaks. To begin the country’s recovery, Sierra Leone launched the Health Sector ...
  • Rebuilding Trust in Health Services: Engaging Communities through Facility Management Committees
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s community engagement strategy to help Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation strengthen health systems and structures. The strategy focuses on building the capacity of facility management committees. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 2.86 MB) ...
  • Rehabilitating Peripheral Health Units to Save Lives
    2017 - Clean water and sanitation, the sixth sustainable development goal indicator, is poor in Sierra Leone. The Advancing Partners & Communities project supported the completion and printing of the 2017 Ministry of Health and Sanitation Standards & Guidelines for WASH Services in Health Facilities in Sierra Leone which set the standard ...
  • SPRING Literature Review on Pumpkin in Sierra Leone
    October, 2016 - Pumpkins have various nutritional and medicinal properties. This review looks at 39 journal papers about pumpkins in Sierra Leone. Articles were categorized by agriculture and botany, storing, and processing the fruit, nutritional properties of pumpkin (generally and for weaning), medicinal properties of pumpkin (treatment of cancer, diabetes, tapeworm, and depression), ...
  • SPRING: Barriers and Enablers to the Consumption of Pumpkin and Fish in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone - Poster
    December, 2016 - SPRING/Sierra Leone conducted four barrier analysis surveys to identify factors that motivate or discourage consumption of pumpkin and fish by pregnant women and children 6-23 months old in Tonkolili District. Results will be used to develop social and behavior change communication materials to increase dietary diversity and promote the importance ...
  • SPRING: Developing Effective Messages for Better Nutrition and Hygiene in Tonkolili: The TIPS Method
    December, 2016 - SPRING/Sierra Leone used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs) to select improved water, sanitation, and hygiene, and nutrition behaviors in consultation with household members. By focusing on what people do rather than what they know or believe, TIPs provides an in-depth understanding of families’ preferences and capabilities, and the barriers and ...
  • Strengthening the Health Workforce in Sierra Leone
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s concept, context, and process for health capacity building, in support of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s vision for strengthening the health workforce. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 19.40 MB) ...
  • Supporting Sierra Leone’s Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project concept, context, and process for improving community health systems in Sierra Leone through the adoption and roll-out of the National Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020. JSI, 2017. ...
  • The Post-Ebola Transition: Strengthening Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services
    2017 - In Sierra Leone, the Advancing Partners & Communities project worked to strengthen the policy environment to enable increased access to health posts (HPs) (community health posts and maternal and child health posts) and at the community level; increase capacity and effectiveness of the health workforce and community platforms to provide ...
  • The Use of Design Thinking in MNCH Programs: A Case Study of the Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC) Pilot, Sierra Leone
    December, 2016 - This case study focuses on the use of design thinking in the Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC) pilot project that aimed to transform the role of traditional birth attendants (TBA) in Bo district, Sierra Leone, from community midwives to maternal newborn health promoters (MNHP) and test their potential to improve ...