She Leads Health 

Rashon Lane Filali 

She Leads Health is a community driven women's lead initiative aimed at increasing the number of women in Sierra Leone leading community health programs. She Leads Health partners with ABAKKO Technical College to provide scholarships and field based training to women living in Port Loko district Sierra Leone. I started the program in 2015 during the 2014-16 Ebola Outbreak after witnessing the lack of women who employed by public health institutions to conduct public health programming. 


In 2015-17, She Leads Health sponsored 5 students who completed a 2 year program in community public health and worked in 6 chiefdoms in the Port Loko district. These women went on to complete national certification in community health. 


In 2018, She Leads Health looks to continue efforts in Sierra Leone be engaging the next generation of women leaders who lead health efforts in their community.