USAID Mission Director Visits Sierra Leone Health Facilities Supported by MOMENTUM
Published on October 18, 2021
On October 7, USAID Mission Director Ms. Kendra Schoenholz visited MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership sites in Sierra Leone to learn about the project’s efforts to support the Government of Sierra Leone in maintaining essential quality maternal, newborn, and child health/voluntary family planning/reproductive health (MNCH/FP/RH) services at all tiers of healthcare facilities in the country.
Ms. Schoenholz met with the facility quality improvement lead and community lead mother support group at the Waterloo Community Health Center, the staff at Stella Maris, a faith-based hospital offering family planning services, and the Thompson Bay Maternal and Child Health Post health facility team and community-led facility management committee members, where the project has recently supported facility renovations. The project supports the Government of Sierra Leone and local partners to maintain and improve the population’s access and use of essential MNCH services and FP/RH care, and importantly, compliance to safe WASH protocols, and evidence-based hygiene behaviors within the current context of COVID-19. Also in attendance were Lisa Childs, Acting Health Office Director at USAID/Sierra Leone, and Nancy Godfrey, the USAID country representative.
Banner image: A staff member at Waterloo Community Health Centre screens Nancy Godfrey, USAID’s country representative in Sierra Leone, for COVID-19.