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19 August 2020
Statement

Saving lives has never been more harrowing

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers... Read more

12 August 2020
News

International Youth Day – Inspiration in action, Isatta’s story

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 12 August 2020 - Sierra Leone has a youthful population, with more than one-third of the population aged between 15-35 years.   The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has... Read more

12 August 2020
Statement

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day   As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking... Read more

23 July 2020
News
Dr. Kim Eva Dickson handing over the keys to the vehicle to Dr. Francis Moses

UNFPA donates motorbikes to Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, and a vehicle to Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Freetown, 23 July 2020 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone on Wednesday 8 July 2020, donated five (5) motorbikes to the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (... Read more

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
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

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

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

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