Sierra Leone is currently hosting the 2013 H4+ Joint Programme Annual Review Meeting. The meeting, which is being attended by the five H4+ priority countries (Burkina Faso, DRC, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe), donors and other technical partners, is serving as a forum to strengthen strategies for scaling up access to quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care. The three day review meeting was officially declared open on 19th November 2013 by the Sierra Leone Deputy Health Minister Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah.
The H4+ is a joint effort by United Nations and related agencies and programmes: UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO, and the World Bank. Each of the six H4+ partner organizations contribute unique expertise to the field of reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health, including adolescent reproductive health. Harnessing the collective power of each partner’s strengths and capacities, the collaborative nature of the H4+ allows for coordinated and streamlined efforts on the ground.