What We Do
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began working in Sierra Leone in 2008 through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In 2015, after helping the nation respond to Ebola, a permanent country office was established to support the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in building public health and emergency management capacity through the Global Health Security Agenda. CDC’s HIV and TB focus is: Providing technical assistance and enhancing partner coordination at the national and district level, implementing effective prevention programs by improving HIV testing and preventing mother-to-child transmission, strengthening surveillance and program monitoring and evaluation, improving care and treatment services including HIV/TB diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment and building high quality laboratory systems to support HIV and TB testing.
Discover more about CDC’s work in Sierra Leone by viewing our detailed country profilepdf icon.
More information and data regarding TB in Sierra Leone is available online at WHO’s TB Country Profilesexternal icon.
More information about CDC’s global health work in Sierra Leone is available online at CDC in Sierra Leone.