Despite the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arflu team is involved in collaborating with the Africa Viva Foundation with the aim of improving the health of the population of Lunsar, the fourth most populous district in Sierra Leone. The project, carried out in collaboration with the St John of God Catholic Hospital Mabesseneh-Lunsar, consists of the Construction and Equipment of a Social and Health Center for the improvement of the health system of the region with respect to the availability of health infrastructure, human resources, equipment and the resolution capacity of the health services, as well as the various barriers to access to health. It has begun with the foundation of the center whose construction will take about six months.
The Alafia Social Health Center will be a safe and equipped space to integrate all the actions of the program of the Primary Care and Community Health Unit, with special emphasis on sexual and reproductive health, and child and adolescent health. With the center in operation, the social and community fabric of the area of action will be reinforced, this point is key to improving the population’s access to primary health services. The activity of the center will support the effective implementation of the basic package of essential health services, both preventive and curative, defined by the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health.