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8 October 2019

Volunteering is very important and can actually change your life: Ashmao’s story

 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 8 October 2019 - “I have always been interested in volunteering and first heard about the National Youth Service Corps Volunteers in Nigeria and Kenya. I discovered in 2018,... Read more

1 October 2019

Surgical community health officers in Sierra Leone serving the community and saving lives

MAKENI, Sierra Leone, 1 October 2019 - A shortage of qualified professional health staff and limited capacities in training institutions are identified as key challenges in the health sector in... Read more

24 September 2019

The Safe Delivery App saving the lives of mothers and babies: Champion midwives leading the way

MAKENI, Sierra Leone, 3 September 2019 - Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world (1,165 deaths per 100,000 live births). Poor accessibility and low utilisation of... Read more

19 September 2019

New youth advisory panel established to end child marriage and reduce teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone

By Marion Mbiyu   FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 19 September 2019 - Every year, a large number of adolescent girls in Sierra Leone are forced into early marriages and drop out of school to become... Read more

17 September 2019

Newly constructed Rokupa Hospital will improve the quality of care and health outcomes for women and children in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 17 September 2019 – The newly constructed Rokupa Hospital was opened today by His Excellency the Vice President Dr. Juldeh Jalloh. Rokupa Hospital is a comprehensive emergency... Read more

12 September 2019

Community learning centres enabling girls to continue their education

KOINADUGU, Sierra Leone,  9 August 2019 - “As a young mother, I want to be a good role model for young people in my community” said Kulako Marah after attending the Bambukoro community learning... Read more

11 September 2019

The story of Kadiatu, by Vicky the Poet

The Story of Kadiatu   Oh Kadiatu, my friend. She was the brightest at our level and she was as innocent as the heavens.  But that did not stop Papa Abu at age 57 to ask for her hand in marriage as... Read more

3 September 2019

UNFPA hosts national youth service volunteers to help them gain valuable work experience: Kadiatu’s story

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 22 August 2019 - In Sierra Leone, approximately 70 per cent of the 2.7 million young people aged 15-35 are underemployed or unemployed. An estimated 800,000 youth are actively... Read more

29 August 2019

New National Population Policy focuses on reproductive health and rights, women’s empowerment and the demographic dividend

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 28 August 2019 – The National Population Policy which aims to improve the quality of life for all Sierra Leoneans was launched today. The new Policy aims to address population... Read more

12 August 2019

My Body, My Life, My World! – A brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more