The consumption of packaged water (PW) in bottles and sachets has grown rapidly worldwide, particularly in many West African countries, such as Sierra Leone, that presently lack mechanisms to effectively monitor and regulate the manufacture and sale of packaged drinking water products. While many consumers view PW as a relatively affordable, accessible, and safe source of drinking water, without effective regulation and consistent monitoring to ensure their safety, PW has the potential to pose a risk to public health.… Read More


These two documents – the Policy Brief and Final Report – produced by The Budget Working Group, highlights the key recommendations in an Assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the disbursement procedures of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) as well as Local Councils (LCs). This assessment was aimed at identifying obstacles and efficiency gaps that prevented timely disbursement of funds for the health sector from the national to the local level administration in Sierra Leone. … Read More


Securing access to safe drinking water is a chronic issue in rural Sierra Leone: waterborne diseases are common, cholera outbreaks are a regular occurrence, and water source points can desiccate during the dry season. Nevertheless, in the past few years an interesting water access phenomenon has been occurring in Sierra Leone: a small commercial market for purified water is being developed in rural areas.… Read More


This manual was designed by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), UNICEF and GOAL to help support Natural Leaders during the pre-triggering, triggering and follow-up of CLTS communities. The manual gives simple examples of how to carry out each stage of CLTS.… Read More