Targets & Initiatives for Health

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"Good health is dependent on the city we live in. Transform Freetown is a welcome step forward to advance sustainable Urban development that supports healthier lives for all."

Dr Dan Youkee, Country Director, King's Sierra Leone Partnership, KCL

Target 1

By 2022, reduce maternal mortality in Freetown by 40%

Initiative 1

Lead

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Description

Increase access to quality, respectful maternal care, by

  • Establishing blood banks and encouraging blood donation together with technology to track blood availability
  • Ambulances for each PHU or groups of PHUs
  • Improving access to efficient service delivery for pregnant women in particular an increase in delivery wards
  • Incentivising pregnant women to present early

Initiative 2

Lead

concern

Description

Empower and support teenagers to make informed decisions about sexual behaviours, by

  • Teenage pregnancy reduction by improved sex education in schools

Target 2

By 2022, increase by 20% the adoption of healthy behaviours to reduce specific non-communicable conditions (diabetes, hypertension, reproductive cancers, mental health, and substance abuse)

Initiative 1

Lead

concern

Description

Introduce regular 'Healthy Freetonians' days, by

  • Collaborate with health providers for outreaches on education and awareness
  • Quarterly 'keep fit week' to improve exercise including free screening
  • Make health screening affordable for people and accessible
  • Have counsellors to help maintain confidence
  • Health fair and free screening and public health education competition
  • Education via PA system, door-to-door, radio, social event at schools and health care facilities

Initiative 2

Lead

WHO

Description

Facilitate the creation of healthy schools and public spaces, by

  • Regulate, protect and enhance healthy spaces and behaviour (Public sphere and Work sphere)
  • All FCC schools setting are healthy settings, health promoting schools by 2022
  • Regulation to support healthy environment eg. planning for roads smoke free environment
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"Bringing health professionals together to brainstorm on issues affecting service delivery in the health sector and how to combat these perils was a relief that we are in the right path in changing the health sector for the better in our county. "

Dr Sarah K. Conteh, Ag. Medical Superintendent