Sierra Leone

Vaccination in Sierra Leone (National EPI programme)

Sierra Leone’s digital health landscape has been evolving rapidly in recent years, with the government prioritizing the development of a robust digital health infrastructure. The country’s eHealth Strategy and National Health Management Information System (NHIMS) have been instrumental in shaping the digital health landscape. Sierra Leone has also made significant progress in expanding access to mobile phones and the internet, which has enabled the adoption of digital health solutions. 

Despite these strengths, Sierra Leone’s digital health system faces several challenges, including inadequate funding, poor infrastructure, and limited human resource capacity. These challenges have made it difficult to scale up digital health solutions and fully integrate them into the healthcare system. 

DIPC on Sierra Leone

Digital Innovation in Pandemic Control (DIPC) is funded by the German Federal ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented in Sierra Leone through GIZ in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government of Sierra Leone. The project seeks to integrate digital solutions at scale to support pandemic prevention and control, with a focus on vaccine logistics.