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5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife   As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born. ... Read more

25 April 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Sierra Leone partners with Africell Sierra Leone to promote sexual and reproductive health information

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 23 April 2020 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, entered into a partnership with Africell (SL) Limited, through a Memorandum of... Read more

10 April 2020

UNFPA Sierra Leone provides technical support to radio teaching programme

Freetown, April 9, 2020: The Ministry of Basic and Senior School Education (MBSSE) and the Teaching Service Commission have launched a radio teaching programme for children and adolescents covering... Read more

7 April 2020

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more

30 March 2020

UNFPA Sierra Leone applauds decision to overturn ban on pregnant girls attending school

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 30 March 2020 - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) commends the decision of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education to lift the ban on pregnant girls... Read more

8 March 2020

I am Generation Equality: Working together to achieve a gender-equal world

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender equality. We now look to today’s generation of activists, women who are shaping a vision of a better... Read more

5 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has... Read more

6 February 2020

Unleashing youth power: A decade of accelerating actions towards zero female genital mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom... Read more

1 February 2020

UNFPA pilots Firefly App to support family planning services in Sierra Leone

By Nki Nafisa Jones   FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 1 February 2020 - Lack of access to family planning services contributes to Sierra Leone’s high rates of unplanned pregnancies, which may have an impact... Read more

21 January 2020

Youth champion breaking barriers for disability

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 10 January 2020 –  In 2019, UNFPA supported the National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy in establishing a youth advisory panel consisting of 16 youth... Read more