Sierra Leone Country Profile

Sierra Leone Country Profile

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Country Overview

CDC began supporting Sierra Leone’s HIV response in 2008. In 2015, after CDC’s support of the nation’s Ebola epidemic response, a permanent country office was established in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. CDC focuses on 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 and tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment; enhancing point-of-care laboratory testing for drug-resistant TB and HIV/TB co-infection; and building high-quality laboratory systems to support HIV and TB testing.

Per Capita GNI

$490

(2016)

Population (million)

7.4

(2016)

Under 5 Mortality

114/1,000 Live Births

(2016)

Life Expectancy

52 Years

(2016)

Estimated HIV Prevalence

1.7%

(Ages 15-49) (2016)

Estimated AIDS Deaths

2,500

(2016)

TB Treatment Success Rate

88%

(2015)

Estimated TB Incidence

304/100,000

(2016)

Estimated Orphans Due to AIDS

26,000

(2016)

TB patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive

14%

(2016)

Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

17,100

(2016)

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