The Service Level AgreementThe Service Level Agreement (SLA) is an approach that is used by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) – a Government institution that is mandated with the overall responsibility to ensure provision of health care services in Sierra Leone – to delegate parts of this mandate to non-Government entities. It is a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) and Implementing Partners (IPs) prior to implementing activities in the health sector.
The objective of the SLA is to ensure that health sector programme implementation is aligned with the national priorities and contribute toward achieving better health outcomes. It will ensure that the Ministry captures which partner is implementing which activities in what locations and it will also restore the lead role of the Ministry in setting health priorities in the health sector and ensuring equity through a more equitable distribution of partners and types of interventions across the 15 districts.
The Service Level Agreement through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) has captured more than 200 health sector related projects since the launch of the SLA Approach in July 2015.