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The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) was established in 2013 and works to strengthen the health system with a focus on the following areas:

The challenges of Sierra Leone’s healthcare system are well-known: chronic underfunding and a shortage of qualified workers, coupled with an underlying high burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases. Between 2014 and 2016, Sierra Leone was hit by an Ebola outbreak, with the country counting a total of 14,124 cases, including 3,955 deaths. King’s responded to the outbreak alongside senior leaders in government hospitals and other local partners. Although key health indicators are improving – childhood and maternal mortality rates have declined over the last 5 years – Sierra Leoneans continue to face many challenges when it comes to accessing high quality health care.


SHIFT malaria team Sierra Leone


Since 2013, the King's Sierra Leone Partnership has:

• Implemented a functioning triage system for patients at Connaught Hospital

• Supported over 60,000 patients to access timely and appropriate care, through the National Referral System (NRS)

• Provided clinical, psychosocial and logistical support in the Ebola response in 2014/15 and the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

KSLP team photo

Our projects

Our partners

We work with Connaught Hospital, the main adult teaching and tertiary referral hospital in Sierra Leone; the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), the country’s only medical and pharmacy school; and the Government of Sierra Leone