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29 April 2021
Alikalia Community Health Post, Koinadugu District (10)

UNFPA-trained midwife promotes safe motherhood, save mothers and babies in Alikalia

Alikalia, Koinadugu, Sierra Leone, 29 April 2021 –“Serving a hard to reach community like Alikalia comes with a lot of challenges. The good thing, however, is my contribution in promoting safe... Read more

22 April 2021

China, UNFPA partnership on reducing maternal mortality supports training of 50 health providers on cervical cancer screening and management of cervical pre-cancers

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 22 April 2021- “Many of our women in Sierra Leone die of cervical cancer and they don’t even know that it is what they have,” said Dr. Francis Moses, Reproductive Health and... Read more

9 March 2021

UNFPA reaffirms support to strengthening cervical cancer screening and treatment in Sierra Leone

The United Nations Population Fund on Monday, 8 March reaffirmed its commitment to continue its support to strengthening cervical cancer screening... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate all women, and particularly those leading the charge for equality.

30 January 2021
Press Release

New graduate midwives will help reduce the gap in the midwifery workforce in Sierra Leone

The National School of Midwifery today held its thirty-fourth graduation ceremony for 102 state certified midwives after they completed 18 months... Read more

25 January 2021

By escaping female genital mutilation, I was able to help others - Fatmata’s story

FGM is a practice that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, and it is internationally recognised as a human... Read more

14 December 2020
Fatmata S. Kamara with her new back to school kit ©UNFPA Sierra Leone/2020/John Sesay

Ensuring adolescent girls continue their education amid the COVID-19 pandemic

When schools closed in March this year as part of the government’s coronavirus mitigation strategies, Fatmata S. Kamara, aged 17 from Mombolo... Read more

10 December 2020

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Human rights are universal principles, yet as Eleanor Roosevelt once reminded us, they begin in “small places, close to home…. Unless these rights... Read more

3 December 2020

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

Persons with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else, as affirmed in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. All... Read more

25 November 2020
UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women and girls. Enough to domestic violence. Enough to rape.... Read more