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Minister Demby Unveils Ten New Ambulances to Support efficient healthcare services

In a significant initiative prioritizing the welfare of Sierra Leone's citizens, the Honorable Dr. Austin Demby, Minister of Health and Sanitation, unveiled ten state-of-the-art ambulances and additional support vehicles on Tuesday, 7th May 2024, at the Youyi Building in Freetown.

The project's primary aim is to bolster the National Emergency Medical Services and augment disease control efforts across the nation.

In his address, the Deputy Medical Superintendent of the Ministry of Health emphasized that this initiative, undertaken in collaboration with the Government of Sierra Leone and global fund partners, represents a crucial step toward enhancing emergency medical services. It aligns with the broader objective of combating disease outbreaks and establishing prompt response mechanisms throughout the country.

Subsequently, Alpha Umaru Jalloh, the team lead of the Integrated Project at the Ministry of Health, elucidated on the key intervention areas where these new ambulances will be deployed. Expressing gratitude to all partners involved, Mr. Jalloh highlighted the collective effort in supporting the government's healthcare initiatives.

During the launch of the ten new ambulances and support vehicles, Minister Dr. Austin Demby conveyed his sincere appreciation to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio for his unwavering support toward the Ministry of Health and Sanitation's mission to address health-related challenges in the nation. Dr. Demby further announced the imminent arrival of fifteen additional ambulances, underscoring the government's commitment to enhancing emergency response capabilities.

Moreover, Dr. Demby urged all stakeholders entrusted with the ambulances to utilize them effectively, emphasizing that the primary objective of the Ministry is to safeguard the health and well-being of all Sierra Leoneans. This milestone marks a significant stride in advancing healthcare infrastructure and emergency services in the country, reflecting a shared dedication to ensuring public health and safety.


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