In a progressive move aimed at modernizing the health sector, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) has drafted a new Mental Health Bill. This initiative, led by current Health Minister Austin Demby, aims to replace the antiquated Lunacy Act from 1902.

Minister Demby, known for his dedication to enhancing the country’s health infrastructure, sees this bill as a pivotal step towards ensuring universal health facility access for all citizens. The introduction of this bill marks a significant milestone in Sierra Leone’s journey towards adopting contemporary practices in healthcare.

The Ministry’s leadership has meticulously reviewed and provided suggestions for the proposed bill’s improvement. The next step involves presenting the refined document to the Sierra Leonean Parliament for final scrutiny and potential approval.

The move is widely regarded as a testament to the country’s commitment to addressing mental health issues with contemporary approaches and solutions.