About Sierra Leone
As a result of years of civil war, the health care system in Sierra Leone suffers from many crises. There is an exceptionally high maternal and child mortality rate. Malaria is the number one cause of death in the country among all age groups, especially children. There is a shortage of schools and teachers in Sierra Leone. And there is a severe weakness in the electric power that feeds the country.
70% of Sierra Leoneans live in poverty.
38% of people hospitalized suffer from malaria.
The outbreak of diseases such as Ebola and COVID-19 in the country has led to a significant shortage of health workers.
Two-thirds of the adult population is illiterate.
Only about 12% of Sierra Leoneans had access to electricity in 2016