The government of Sierra Leone plans to increase domestic funding to the health sector by US$5.9 million in 2022 as the sector will be experiencing massive cuts in the area of budget support by bilateral partners. For the health sector, the country has increased budget allocation from 6 per cent to 11.44 per cent, said Vice President Jalloh even as the country is yet to meet the regional Abuja commitment of 15 per cent expenditure for the health sector. The government has decided to tie in their current intervention to the future of healthcare into strengthening the sector. Therefore, whatever the country does in terms of capital expenditure in the health sector, goes to strengthening the capacity of the country’s healthcare system and not only to prepare for future pandemics.
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