CHAMPS is an important initiative not only to strengthen Sierra Leone’s laboratory infrastructure, but also to improve strategic information so we can direct our actions and resources most effectively to help save more young lives.
Population Under Surveillance
Under-5 Mortality Rate
Infant Mortality Rate
Neonatal Mortality Rate
Maternal Mortality Rate
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December 7, 2022
Highlights from Recent CHAMPS Leadership Visit to Sierra Leone Site (October 2022)
During the first week of October 2022, CHAMPS Principal Investigator and Executive Director, Dr. Cynthia (Cyndy) Whitney traveled to both the Northern and Southern provinces of Sierra Leone accompanied by Dr. Chris Rees from the CHAMPS Program Office and Mr. Chris Culver from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the course of this visit, (…)
January 29, 2018
Sierra Leone Joins CHAMPS’ Global Network!
Sierra Leone will join other African and South Asian countries as the newest site, bringing CHAMPS’ life-saving effort to new partners in West Africa. Sierra Leone joins CHAMPS as the seventh site, adding new West African partners to the global CHAMPS network of over 100+ partners. Sierra Leone has some of the highest rates (…)
July 26, 2022
New CHAMPS Research Laboratory Commissioned in Sierra Leone
On July 21, 2022, members of the CHAMPS Sierra Leone site team gathered with local and international partners to celebrate the official opening of a new clinical research laboratory at the Makeni Regional Government Hospital. Built in partnership with the CDC Foundation and the Ministry of Health and furnished by CHAMPS, this laboratory space will (…)
January 10, 2022
Effect of Delays in Maternal Access to Healthcare on Neonatal Mortality in Sierra Leone: A Social Autopsy Case–Control Study at a Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Site
In low-resource settings, a social autopsy tool has been proposed to measure the effect of delays in access to healthcare on deaths, complementing verbal autopsy questionnaires routinely used to determine cause of death. This study estimates the contribution of various delays in maternal healthcare to subsequent neonatal mortality using a social autopsy case–control design. Click (…)
November 19, 2020
Sierra Leone Site Bulletin: November 2020
The following is an update from the CHAMPS site in Sierra Leone. Click below to read more and learn about their recent progress, site metrics, and future programmatic steps.