Modelling the Cost of Community Health Services in Sierra Leone: the Results of Piloting a New Planning and Costing Tool


In February and March 2016, a team of MSH staff and consultants collaborated with the MOHS,
UNICEF/Sierra Leone, and other stakeholders to collect data for piloting the methodology and tool.
MSH staff conducted interviews and collected data at all levels of the health system, including visits
to health facilities in two districts where facility staff, CHW supervisors, and CHWs were interviewed.
MSH staff then analyzed the data using the tool. The piloting was successful and the relevant lessons
learned have been incorporated in the final version of the methodology and tool.