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11 July 2017

To secure a better future, teens in Sierra Leone look to family planning

PUJEHUN/BUEDU, Sierra Leone, 11 July 2017 – When Aminata Kabba became pregnant last year, at 15 years old, she had no idea how difficult her life would become.  “Having a child at my age was a big... Read more

4 July 2017
Press Release

Investing in family planning is key to saving women’s lives in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 4 July 2017 – Investing in family planning was the main theme that ran throughout the satellite event held today in the run up to World Population Day, which is celebrated on... Read more

27 June 2017

One year after Ebola’s end, Sierra Leone's midwives help mend health system

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 27 June 2017 - The horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa came to an end one year ago. The crisis left over 3,900 Sierra Leoneans dead and health systems in disarray – yet... Read more

31 May 2017

Sierra Leone’s latest Maternal Death and Surveillance Report (MDSR), released today at a launch in Freetown

Dr. Kim E. Dickson, UNFPA Representative in Sierra Leone Speech at the “Launch of the health sector annual MDSR Report”  Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 0830  Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building,... Read more

8 March 2017

UN Secretary General's Message on International Women's Day

New York, 8 March 2017   Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted... Read more

6 February 2017
Press Release

Statement by the United Nations in Sierra Leone on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Globally, more than 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have been subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of FGM/C worldwide,... Read more

24 January 2017

Launch of the 2015 Population and Housing Census Report

Sierra Leone’s 2015 Population and Housing Census report was officially launched by the President of the Republic His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, on Friday 21 December 2016 at State House. The... Read more

19 August 2016

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director on World Humanitarian Day - August 19

Nearly 60 million people are forcibly displaced by conflict, war and persecution, the largest number since the United Nations was created 70 years ago in the ashes of the Second World War. And due to... Read more

10 August 2016

2nd IRMNH Multi-year Annual Survey Report shared with Partners

The report of the 2nd Multi-Year Annual Survey to monitor programme effectiveness of the DFID-supported 'Improving Reproductive Maternal and Newborn Health' (IRMNH) programme in Sierra Leone, was... Read more

19 July 2016

UNFPA Country Office holds Annual Retreat

The 2016 Annual Retreat of the UNFPA Sierra Leone Country Office is in progress at The Place, Tokeh Beach on the outskirt of Freetown, with all Country Office staff in attendance.   The four-day... Read more