The College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone, in Freetown is Sierra Leone’s only medical and pharmacy school and the main institution for basic and specialist nurse training.
Our medical and nurse educators are volunteers who work alongside faculty staff and clinical staff at Connaught Hospital (which is the main site for students’ clinical placements). They are supported by the Education Lead who is also a pharmacy educator and by technical advisors from King’s Health Partners. Our aim is to help partners find practical solutions to the challenges they face so as to strengthen the training capacity at COMAHS and Connaught Hospital and contribute to improved human resources for health in Sierra Leone.The College is critical for building a competent health workforce but faces many challenges in terms of human and physical resources. King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) is working with all faculties to provide support across medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry. Further details about this work can be found here.
We have also built strong links with student associations and have an ongoing programme of electives for medical students from both COMAHS and KCL.