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14 July 2020
News
Kadijatu chose to give birth in a health facility because, “it is dangerous to give birth at home…there are potential serious complications if one chose to give birth at home. In some cases, this may lead to death or death of the newborn baby

UNFPA helps bring quality maternal and newborn services to communities

Freetown, Sierra Leone: 14 July 2020.  At the age of 18, Kadijatu Sesay should have been pursuing her dream of getting an education and becoming a journalist. The first of the two children of her... Read more

11 July 2020
Press Release

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

Freetown, Sierra Leone – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 1,613 people and left more than 62 dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health systems... Read more

11 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report   30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year... Read more

6 June 2020
News

UNFPA distributes mama-baby bags to encourage use of health services by pregnant women

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 5 June 2020- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone has commenced the distribution of Mama-baby bags to mothers in the maternity wards of selected health... Read more

2 June 2020
Press Release

Joint United Nations–34 Military Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Centre Commissioned

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 29 May 2020 – The United Nations in Sierra Leone has successfully constructed and handed over a specialized COVID 19 treatment centre at the 34 Military Hospital to the... Read more

23 May 2020
Statement

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula     Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains of the... Read more

23 May 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Sierra Leone marks International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

UNFPA Sierra Leone marks International Day to End Obstetric Fistula Freetown, Sierra Leone, 23 May 2020:  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone today 23 May 2020 joins the rest... Read more

12 May 2020
News

UNFPA supports the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to preposition contraceptives & life-saving maternal health medicines

UNFPA supports the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to preposition contraceptives & life-saving maternal health medicines FREETOWN, 11 May 2020 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in... Read more

6 May 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Sierra Leone celebrates midwives on the International Day of the Midwife

UNFPA Sierra Leone celebrates midwives on the International Day of the Midwife FREETOWN, 5 May 2020 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone joined the world in marking the... Read more

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