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23 May 2022
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“Having gone through the surgery, I am happy that I now can sit among people without thinking of having urine all over me,” Sara

Overcoming fistula: the story of 22-year-old Sarah Bangura

Overcoming fistula: the story of 22-year-old Sarah Bangura FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 23 May 2022 -  It took a little over two years after she sat for the West African Senior School Certificate... Read more

23 May 2022
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David J. Francis receiving the Credentials for the incoming

New United Nations Population Fund Representative presents letter of credence to Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 23 May 2022- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David J. Francis has today, Monday 23 May 2022, received Credentials for the incoming... Read more

5 May 2022
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Global health systems must invest in midwives

Global health systems must invest in midwives ​Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife​ When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in... Read more

5 May 2022
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UNFPA calls for more investment in midwifery

UNFPA calls for more investment in midwifery Bo, southern Sierra Leone, 5 May 2022- Sierra Leone joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of the Midwife. The event... Read more

25 April 2022
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Fistula survivors return home with beaming hopes

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 25 April 2022 – Thirty-two survivors of obstetric fistula who successfully underwent surgery at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre [AWC] with funding support from the Government of... Read more

8 March 2022
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Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies.   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now... Read more

7 February 2022
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Volunteers’ contribution in the UNFPA supported Campaigns to End Child Marriage

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 07 February 2022: Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy in the world. According to the country’s 2019 Demographic and Health Survey, 21 per cent of... Read more

4 February 2022
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A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on

  A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on Joint Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and UNICEF Executive... Read more

24 November 2021
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more

3 November 2021
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UN Country Team, Ministry of Youth Affairs conclude two-day National Youth Summit

FREETOWN, 3 November 2021- The Government of Sierra Leone, under the leadership of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, with support from the UN Country Team in Sierra Leone, ended a two-day National Youth... Read more

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