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About UNFPA Sierra Leone

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is a principal actor and advocate that works to improve the health and well-being of all Sierra Leoneans, especially women and girls.

UNFPA has been operating in Sierra Leone since 1971.  We provide the Government and other partners with comprehensive technical support to implement programmes and improve knowledge on sexual and reproductive health; gender equality; population issues; adolescents and youth.

Guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNFPA works to deliver its mandate as an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man, and child to enjoy a life of good health, equal opportunities, and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

In Sierra Leone, we are working to end unmet need for family planning; end preventable maternal deaths; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls. We work to ensure that no one is left behind and that the furthest behind is reached first.

UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.