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CPI December, 2023 = 52.16% Y/Y | GDP Growth 2022 = 3.5% | Population (2021 Mid-Term Census) = 7,548,702 (Male = 3,727,747 (49%) Female = 3,820,955 (50.6%) | PPI 2022 - Q2 =20.33% Y/Y | PHC Projection 2022 (Medium Variant) = 8,494,260 | Population (National - 2015 Census) = 7,092,113

Paul Sengeh

Paul Sengeh, MSc Statistics (medical), BSc Mathematics and Physics - Director of Research and Evaluation.

Paul has over 40 years of experience in government as a teacher, primary health care planner and evaluator, and national professional specialist responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. Paul has a Master of Science degree in Statistics specializing in medical statistics from McMaster University in Hamilton Canada, Ontario and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics

His professional areas of interest are health statistics, health care financing and education with expertise in social sector programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. He also has extensive facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills. He has very good computer skills in software programmes for Database management, Statistical software packages and presentation.

Paul is presently working for an NGO, FOCUS 1000, as the organization’s research and evaluation director. During his term at FOCUS 1000, he has worked with colleagues as a multi-disciplinary team member in the conduct of operational research, impact evaluation of projects in health care, child and maternal mortality prevention, WASH, Nutrition and HIV and AIDS. Paul has also provided short-term consultancy to DFID’s funded programme “Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (IRMNH) in Sierra Leone”, implemented by UNICEF, UNFPA and Marie Stopes Sierra Leone (MSSL) as M&E Advisor on the programme in 2013-2014; to UNICEF Sudan as a leader writer in completing the Sudan Multi-Indicator Survey (MICS 2014)  report in 2015-2016.

For over 30 years, Paul has provided technical support to government, non-governmental organizations and UN Agencies in data collection management and analysis with special emphasis on conducting censuses, demographic health and other social surveys and operational research in the prevention of maternal mortality.

In his years of experience, Paul has played leadership roles in dealing with Partners, particularly government counterparts in achieving planned results for children. Paul worked for UNICEF a national professional responsible for planning, monitoring and evaluation from 1998- 2012. Before then he worked for the GTZ Bo/Pujehun Primary Health Care Programme as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. During this period he also taught medical statistics to Community Health Officers (CHOs) at the Paramedical School in Bo. He briefly worked with the Ministry of Gender and Children’s Affairs when it was newly created.