Primary health care and family medicine in Sierra Leone

Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med. 2019 Jul 30;11(1):e1-e3. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v11i1.2051.


This article is a country profile of Sierra Leone describing the state of primary health care and family medicine in early 2019. Family medicine in Sierra Leone faces many challenges but recent changes in the location of the training programme encourage optimism that it may become better established within the next few years.

Keywords: Sierra Leone; family medicine; postgraduate training.

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Services / trends*
  • Family Practice / trends*
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care / trends*
  • Sierra Leone