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23 August 2021
Midwives play an essential role in the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth

With UNFPA support, School of Midwifery in Makeni trains 500 midwives

MAKENI, Sierra Leone, 23 August 2021 - Francess Forna, head of the School of Midwifery in Makeni, is upbeat about the support the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) provides to Sierra Leone’s... Read more

5 August 2021
Looking back, Maseray Bangura said “My dignity has been restored. I have spent a week without experiencing urine leaks.”

UNFPA helps to restore hope and dignity of fistula survivor

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 5 August 2021- “I was depressed and ashamed to interact with friends and relatives because of fistula. My husband who was my source of support told me at one point that he... Read more

16 July 2021

UNFPA supports Ministry of Health and Sanitation with equipment critical in building a strong healthcare worker force

FREETOWN, 16 July 2021-  The United Nations Population Fund- UNFPA continues to work with the Government of Sierra Leone in providing maternal and newborn health services including Emergency... Read more

12 July 2021

UNFPA, Partners, commemorate World Population Day

FREETOWN, 12 July 2021- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and Statistics Sierra Leone, celebrated this... Read more

24 June 2021

UNFPA supports Government of Sierra Leone with the development of a national integrated health supply chain strategy

FREETOWN, 24 June 2021- With funding from the UK’s  Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and UNFPA supplies programme,  the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone has... Read more

23 May 2021
Press Release

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2021

FREETOWN, 23 May 2021-The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone has Joined the world in commemorating the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF), a day set aside by the... Read more

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