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11 July 2018
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STATEMENT BY UNFPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DR. NATALIA KANEM     Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing... Read more
18 June 2018
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This article was written by Saidu Bah and originally published by Awoko Newspaper on 18 June 2018. Republished with permission.   The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has introduced the new... Read more
24 May 2018
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Solar panels in the UNFPA Sierra Leone office compound in Freetown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 24 May 2018 – Nearly two weeks before World Environment Day, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund turned on its new solar power system as a green step towards reducing... Read more
17 May 2018
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018 Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a woman’s... Read more
5 May 2018
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A midwife assists a mother with breast feeding her newborn baby at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital, Freetown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 5 May 2018 - Every year in Sierra Leone, thousands of pregnant women lose their lives while trying to give birth. The country has the highest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in... Read more
30 April 2018
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 30 April 2018 - One in every 17 women bear the risk of dying during labour in Sierra Leone which emphasizes the ongoing need for more qualified midwives in the country. ... Read more
27 March 2018
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Zainab Binta Jalloh was married off at age 15. Today, she is outspoken about her experience and the need for change. Image courtesy of Zainab.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa – "According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty," said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone’s... Read more
8 March 2018
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Freetown, Sierra Leone – “Providing life-saving and life-transforming services to women and adolescent girls can prevent unintended pregnancies, assist them in delivering their babies safely and... Read more
8 March 2018
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – “The effects of women and girls living with obstetric fistula are much more than the physical pain. The condition often leaves them rejected by their husbands, stigmatized by... Read more
8 March 2018
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Rural woman in Tombo Walla, Kambia district. © UNFPA Sierra Leone 2018/Angelique Reid
The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality, including inequalities in sexual and reproductive health. More than 200 million women—many... Read more

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