sierra leone
SUN Countries

Sierra Leone

Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

January 2012

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition

SUN Multi-Sector Coordination Networks

Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator

Mrs. Nenebah Jalloh, National SUN Coordinator, Office of the Vice-President

Country nutrition status 2022

  • Yes
  • In process
  • No
  • Costed
  • M&E framework

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
MSP annual action plan exists

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism

Subnational MSPs exist
Subnational MSPs have annual action plans

SUN networks in-country presence

SUN Civil Society Network
SUN Business Network
SUN Academy Network
SUN Donor Network
Others: e.g. youth, parliamentarian, media

Finance for nutrition

Resource mobilization strategy exists
Budget tracking exercise done this year
Funding gaps identified this year
Domestic expenditures on nutrition tracked

Country priorities 2022

Review the multisectoral plan to improve nutrition; Develop national nutrition school clubs; Develop a resource mobilization strategy; Strengthen the functionality of subnational coordination structures and SUN Networks

2022 Shared country good practice

The Policy Advocacy and Communication Network

Policy Advocacy

According to data from the Ministry of Health, huge improvement has been made by the Government in the vaccination of children, drastically reducing the infant mortality rate.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)


Sierra Leone has reduced stunting beyond what would be expected based on its gross domestic product, according to research to be published in late 2023.


The SUN Business Network has prepared a proposal to improve the processing and packaging of locally produced foods in the country in order to meet global standards. The proposal has already been approved.


According to UNICEF, funds already have been budgeted for the procurement of therapeutic food.