The Government of Sierra Lone through the Ministry Of Health And Sanitation has commenced training on Child Health/Expanded Program on Immunization.

The training was structured for health workers on COVID-19 Periodic Intensified Routine Immunization (PIRI) which is aimed at intensifying the COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Bonthe District in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone is also a signatory to the International Health Regulations (IHR2005) which aimed at strengthening the Global Health Security.


The IHR implementation is a long-term process that calls for countries to develop and strengthen specific national public health capacities, identify priority areas for action, develop national IHR implementation plans and maintain these capacities.

The training is expected to be rolled out positively and to impact the people not only in Bonthe but the whole country.