The West African country of Sierra Leone has a current population of 7.7 million people with 42% of the population under the age of 15. Sierra Leone has one of the world’s lowest life expectancies with the average life expectancy being 57 years of age.
Sierra Leone suffered a civil war between the years of 1991-2002. The Civil war lasted 11 years and resulted in over 2 million Sierra Leoneans being internally displaced or left them as refugees in neighboring countries. The results of the Civil War and the 2014 Ebola outbreak, which claimed close to 4000 lives, has left Sierra Leone as one of the poorest and most underserved countries in the world. Currently more than 60% of Sierra Leoneans live below the poverty line and are not able to access basic human needs including medical care