UNFPA in Sierra Leone

UNFPA Sierra Leone, with the mandate to accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda and the Millennium Development Goal 5, supports the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in a comprehensive manner. Active in the country since 1971, UNFPA plays a crucial role in supporting GoSL’s efforts in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and strengthening the overall health system in Sierra Leone. UNFPA also supports GoSL’s Free Health Care Initiative, which enables pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under five to access medical care and services free of charge.

Currently in its 5th Country Programme Cycle, UNFPA Sierra Leone’s key interventions include; strengthening reproductive health commodity security, promoting family planning, upgrading Obstetric and new born care facilities, prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula, building human resource capacity for health, and strengthening the District Health Systems. It also helps services respond to gender-based violence and reach marginalized adolescents and youth, and assists in developing national capacities to collect and analyze demographic data.