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16 July 2019
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Midwives in Sierra Leone singing at their graduation
  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 5 July 2019 – Forty-nine midwives graduated from the National School of Midwifery in Freetown as part of UNFPA’s mission to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality... Read more
10 July 2019
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Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.  Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more
3 June 2019
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Finah Sesay, Fistula survivor, at Aberdeen Women’s Centre @UNFPA/2019/Karen Davies
“I was eleven years old when my father said that I must get married because we had no money for education or clothes”, recalled 19 year-old Finah Sesay. Despite her wish to stay at school, Finah,... Read more
24 May 2019
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Raising awareness about obstetric fistula on Afriradio
To mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, UNFPA Sierra Leone country representative, Dr. Kim Dickson was on the Drive Time Show on AfriRadio 105.3FM raising awareness about fistula as a... Read more
23 May 2019
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Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now!   Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from... Read more
9 May 2019
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By Dr. Kim E. Dickson UNFPA REPRESENTATIVE- SIERRA LEONE   Mr./Madam Chairperson His Excellency /Her Excellency ICM Member of Board of Directors representing for Anglophone Africa President and... Read more
6 May 2019
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Dr. Kim Eva Dickson, UNFPA Sierra Leone country representative presents awards to midwives.
UNFPA in partnership with the Sierra Leone Midwives Association (SLMA) organised a week of activities to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife . The main event took place in Freetown on 2... Read more
8 March 2019
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  Women and innovation: a blueprint for rights and choices    Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we interact with each... Read more
6 February 2019
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Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030 Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and... Read more
19 January 2019
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MAKALI, Kunike Barina Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, 19 January 2019 – On Saturday, crowds of people from the Makali area came to witness the official opening of the newly constructed... Read more

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