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5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the... Read more

5 May 2021
Press Release

On International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA commends midwives for their critical role in saving lives of mothers and babies

FREETOWN, 5 May 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone on Wednesday 5 May 2021 joins the world in commemorating the International Day of the Midwife (IDM), a day set aside... Read more

29 April 2021
Alikalia Community Health Post, Koinadugu District (10)

UNFPA-trained midwife promotes safe motherhood, save mothers and babies in Alikalia

Alikalia, Koinadugu, Sierra Leone, 29 April 2021 – “Serving a hard to reach community like Alikalia comes with a lot of challenges. The good thing, however, is my contribution in promoting safe... Read more

22 April 2021

China, UNFPA partnership on reducing maternal mortality supports training of 50 health providers on cervical cancer screening and management of cervical pre-cancers

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 22 April 2021- “Many of our women in Sierra Leone die of cervical cancer and they don’t even know that it is what they have,” said Dr. Francis Moses, Reproductive Health and... Read more

9 March 2021

UNFPA reaffirms support to strengthening cervical cancer screening and treatment in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 9 March 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund on Monday, 8 March reaffirmed its commitment to continue its support to strengthening cervical cancer screening and treatment... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

    Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day     All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and schools... Read more

30 January 2021
Press Release

New graduate midwives will help reduce the gap in the midwifery workforce in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 30 January 2021 -  The National School of Midwifery today held its thirty-fourth graduation ceremony for 102 state certified midwives after they completed 18 months of... Read more

25 January 2021

By escaping female genital mutilation, I was able to help others - Fatmata’s story

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 December 2020:  As one of 10 children, Fatmata Kamassie endured her parents’ separation when she was a child. “We lived in Koidu town but our life was so challenging because... Read more

14 December 2020
Fatmata S. Kamara with her new back to school kit ©UNFPA Sierra Leone/2020/John Sesay

Ensuring adolescent girls continue their education amid the COVID-19 pandemic

KAMBIA, Sierra Leone, 4 December 2020 - When schools closed in March this year as part of the government’s coronavirus mitigation strategies, Fatmata S. Kamara, aged 17 from Mombolo Chiefdom, Kambia... Read more

10 December 2020

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day   Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society.... Read more