Sierra Leone

CHISU is supporting the Government of Sierra Leone to strengthen malaria data systems and use, including improved coordination among implementers and partners, strengthening Sierra Leone’s national health information system (NHIS), and increasing the availability of quality health data.

CHISU is focused on strengthening governance in Sierra Leone through supporting partner coordination at the national and provincial levels to enhance their ability to steward the health information system. Key partners are the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the Directorate of Policy, Planning and Information (DPPI).

The program is also supporting the scale-up and implementation of the digitalization of the supportive supervision tool and mRDQA, as well as their interoperability with the NHIS. It will also contribute to the assessment of the Community Health Information System (CHIS) digital platform, which is designed to collect, manage, and analyze health-related data at the community level.

Additionally, the program is working closely with the NMCP to improve surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation capacity through training and support. CHISU is improving and standardizing data quality processes by developing a data quality assurance plan and custom tools to generate a quarterly malaria bulletin from the NHIS.