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2 November 2017
Midwives at the opening ceremony

New midwifery school in Bo district vital to the survival of mothers and children

BO, Sierra Leone, 2 November 2017 – A new midwifery school which recently opened in Bo District, will not only provide career opportunities for budding midwives, but will also contribute to reducing... Read more

19 October 2017
Fatmata Turay, at the Pentagon Camp in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tears of a mother: Pregnant woman left devastated by floods and landslides in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 19 October 2017 – Imagine waking up one morning to hear that your entire family, including your children are dead. Spare a thought for Fatmata Turay and her husband who woke... Read more

17 October 2017

The State of World Population 2017

• Only about half of the world’s women hold paid jobs • Globally, women earn 77 per cent of what men get • Three in five women worldwide lack maternity leave, many pay “motherhood penalty” Freetown,... Read more

4 October 2017
UNFPA and key partners at the High Level planning workshop. @UNFPA Sierra Leone 2017/Salim Sahid Kamara

Sierra Leone with support from UNFPA and partners makes strides towards ending child marriage

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 4 October 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and key partners met at a two-day national High Level planning workshop to end child marriage and teenage pregnancy... Read more

3 October 2017

Dr. Natalia Kanem appointed UNFPA Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more

29 September 2017

UNFPA supports Statistics Sierra Leone to review Census thematic reports

BOMBALI, Sierra Leone, 29 September 2017 - Statistics Sierra Leone with technical support from the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and other development partners engaged in a three-day... Read more

1 September 2017
Martha Kamara at the Saio displacement site, Regent ©UNFPA Sierra Leone/2017/Angelique Reid

Landslide disaster in Sierra Leone leaves pregnant woman homeless and mourning for loved ones

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 1 September 2017- “At around 5 o’clock in the morning I left my house to go to the bakery. When I returned I saw the disaster occurring. I saw the rocks from the hill fly up... Read more

19 August 2017
Press Release

UNFPA empowers adolescent girls at annual national girls camp

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 August 2017 - As part of our adolescents and youth programme, UNFPA kick-started the 2017 National Girls Camp, which is organised by the Office of the First Lady. The camp... Read more

18 August 2017
Press Release
Epicentre of the landslide in Regent ©UNFPA Sierra Leone/2017/Angelique Reid

Women and girls affected by floods and landslides in Sierra Leone receive UNFPA supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 August 2017 – In response to the floods and landslides which took place on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, at the beginning of the week, 530 dignity... Read more

28 July 2017
His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma turning the sod at Rokupa site, Freetown

UK aid and UNFPA support the construction and rehabilitation of eight emergency obstetric and neonatal care facilities in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 28 July 2017 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with UK aid funding through the UK Department for International Development – DfID, and in collaboration with the... Read more