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16 July 2019
Midwives in Sierra Leone singing at their graduation

Newly graduated midwives to contribute to reducing maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 5 July 2019 – Forty-nine midwives graduated from the National School of Midwifery in Freetown as part of UNFPA’s mission to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality... Read more

10 July 2019

UNFPA Executive Director on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.  Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

3 June 2019
Finah Sesay, Fistula survivor, at Aberdeen Women’s Centre @UNFPA/2019/Karen Davies

Overcoming fistula by restoring hope and dignity

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 June 2019 - “I was eleven years old when my father said that I must get married because we had no money for education or clothes”, recalled 19-year-old Finah Sesay. Despite... Read more

24 May 2019
Raising awareness about obstetric fistula on Afriradio

Radio discussion to mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

To mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, UNFPA Sierra Leone country representative, Dr. Kim Dickson was on the Drive Time Show on AfriRadio 105.3FM raising awareness about fistula as a... Read more

23 May 2019

UNFPA Executive Director on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now!   Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from... Read more

9 May 2019

Statement by UNFPA Country Representative on International Day of the Midwife

By Dr. Kim E. Dickson UNFPA REPRESENTATIVE- SIERRA LEONE   Mr./Madam Chairperson His Excellency /Her Excellency ICM Member of Board of Directors representing for Anglophone Africa President and... Read more

6 May 2019
Dr. Kim Eva Dickson, UNFPA Sierra Leone country representative presents awards to midwives.

UNFPA awards 50 outstanding midwives in Sierra Leone to commemorate International Day of the Midwife

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 6 May 2019 - UNFPA in partnership with the Sierra Leone Midwives Association (SLMA) organised a week of activities to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife. The main... Read more

8 March 2019

UNFPA Executive Director on International Women’s Day

Women and innovation: a blueprint for rights and choices    Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we interact with each other... Read more

6 February 2019

Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030 Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and... Read more

19 January 2019

President opens UK aid funded community health centre in Makali

MAKALI, Kunike Barina Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, 19 January 2019 – On Saturday, crowds of people from the Makali area came to witness the official opening of the newly constructed... Read more