Planning Cycle

Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

Planning Cycle

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

National Health Sector Strategic Plan for 2017– 2021, Health Sector Recovery Plan 2015-2020

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review


The World Bank Income Group:


Fiscal Start Date

January 1

Legal and Political Systems

  • Executive branch: election last held on 4 April 2018 (next to be in March 2023)
  • Legislative branch:last held on 7 March 2018 (next to be held in March 2023)
  • Legal System: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Sierra Leone joined IHP+ in 2010. Sierra Leone's country compact was finalized in December 2011 and signed by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, ten development partners and four civil society organizations. There is work in progress to strengthen monitoring of the national health plan, and harmonize and align fiduciary risk assessments. An IHP+ country grant has primarily supported the development of the compact. A national CSO, Shepherd Hospice, received a Health Policy Action Fund grant in 2010. In 2012, Save the Children UK in Sierra Leone became a HPAF grantee. Sierra Leone participated in the 3rd round of monitoring progress against compact commitments by IHP+Results. IHP+ membership was transferred to UHC2030 in 2016.

UHC Partnership for policy dialogue