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The Ministry of Health & Sanitation (MoHS) believes that access to sound health is a human right, its vision is to ensure a functional national health system delivering efficient, high quality health care services that are accessible, equitable and affordable for everybody in Sierra Leone and the overall goal is to maintain and improve the health of its citizens.

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Health facility availability

Sierra Leone has a network of 1284 public and private health facilities, including 54 hospitals, and is organized into three levels of care. Health facility density is an indicator of service access to outpatient consultations. It shows, on average, there were 1.8 facilities per 10 000 population. Eight districts (Bo, Bombali, Bonthe, Kambia, Kenema, Moyamba, Pujehun and Tonkolili) had a facility density at or above the recommended threshold of two facilities per 10 000 population. The Western urban and Western rural districts were lowest with regard to health facility density at the time of the assessment. The wide gap between urban and rural facility densities is notable, at 0.7 and 2.6, respectively.

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