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8 June 2022
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Led by the UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi, the team visited the School of Midwifery in Bo

UNFPA Representative joins UN field visit to the Eastern and Southern provinces

Bo, southern Sierra Leone, 8 June 2022-  On June 7, UNFPA Representative Nadia Rasheed concluded a two-day visit to the Eastern and Southern provinces as part of a joint UN field visit.  Led by the... Read more

2 June 2022
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UNFPA joins First Lady in commemorating menstrual hygiene day

UNFPA joins President Bio and First Lady in commemorating menstrual hygiene day

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 2 June 2022- UNFPA, in June, joined His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio and the First Lady, Fatima Maada Bio, in commemorating the International Day of Menstrual Hygiene... Read more

2 June 2022
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Suliaman believes, the support by donors helped in shaping his future and in contributing to the reduction in maternal death

Male midwife opens up about his work in saving lives

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 2 June 2022- Taking issue with the public view of midwifery as a profession reserved for females, Suliaman Tarawallie chose to break with that stereotype when he enrolled to... Read more

23 May 2022
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“Having gone through the surgery, I am happy that I now can sit among people without thinking of having urine all over me,” Sara

Overcoming fistula: the story of Sarah Bangura

 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 23 May 2022 -  It took a little over two years after she sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2018 for the life of 22-year-old Sarah... Read more

23 May 2022
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David J. Francis receiving the Credentials for the incoming

Foreign Affairs Minister welcomes new UNFPA Representative

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 23 May 2022- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David J. Francis on 23 May 2022, received Credentials for the UNFPA Representative Ms.... Read more

23 May 2022
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 Sierra Leone partners with Iceland to end obstetric fistula

Partnership on obstetric fistula launched

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 23 May 2022-  UNFPA on 23 May, joined the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) and partners including Aberdeen Women’s Center (AWC) and Haikal Foundation in commemorating... Read more

5 May 2022
Statement

Global health systems must invest in midwives

Global health systems must invest in midwives ​Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife​ When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in... Read more

5 May 2022
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Midwives in Bo

Midwives celebrated in Bo, Southern Sierra Leone

UNFPA calls for more investment in midwifery Bo, southern Sierra Leone, 5 May 2022-  Sierra Leone joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May, 2022... Read more

25 April 2022
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Thirty-two survivors of obstetric fistula who successfully underwent surgery at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) with support f

Fistula survivors regain dignity, return home with hope

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 25 April 2022 –   Thirty-two survivors of obstetric fistula who successfully underwent surgery at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) with support from UNFPA and the... Read more

19 April 2022
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Youth participation at the ECOSOC forum

Fifty young people attend ECOSOC forum

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 19 April 2022- In April, UNFPA supported 50 young people to virtually participate in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, a platform where young people... Read more

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