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3 December 2020

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some... Read more

25 November 2020
UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women   Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against... Read more

24 November 2020

UNFPA implements numerous measures at Bo Government Hospital to improve obstetric care services

BO, Sierra Leone, 24 November 2020  -  The Bo Government Hospital is a busy health facility which provides vital services to pregnant women on a daily basis. Serving over a million people, the ... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental... Read more

5 November 2020
Press Release

UNFPA provides back to school kits to 1000 adolescent girls in three districts

PUJEHUN, Sierra Leone, 5 November 2020: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) through its partner, Women in Crisis Movement, with funding from Irish Aid, is providing 1,000 vulnerable girls from... Read more

8 October 2020

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020     It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.   Today, on the International Day... Read more

3 September 2020

Sharing life skills in the face of a pandemic: Sierra Leone’s teens in action

  By Nki Nafisa Jones   FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 September 2020 - “When schools and colleges closed down because of the pandemic. I didn’t feel that good. I keep reminding myself that it’s for our... Read more

1 September 2020
Memunatu speaks with health workers while she recovers in the HDU at PCMH. ©UNFPA Sierra Leone /2020/John Baimba Sesay

Improving quality obstetric care services to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 1 September 2020 - Memunatu Jalloh is a 26-year-old housewife who sells soft drinks and bottled cold water from home to raise some money to help take care of their two... Read more

19 August 2020

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

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