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30 March 2020

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

UNFPA commends the decision of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education to lift the ban on pregnant girls attending school.

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... Read more

5 March 2020

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

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the... 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

The Firefly App aims to reduce stock outs of family planning commodities at health facilities serving large communities through a mobile application... Read more

21 January 2020

Youth champion breaking barriers for disability

Last year, UNFPA supported the National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy to establish a youth advisory panel consisting of 16 youth... Read more

11 October 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child

Around the world, girls are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking free from the traditional roles that society has dictated for generations.... Read more

8 October 2019

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

“I have always been interested in volunteering and first heard about the National Youth Service Corps Volunteers in Nigeria and Kenya. I discovered... Read more

1 October 2019

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

A shortage of qualified professional health staff and limited capacities in training institutions are identified as key challenges in the health... Read more

24 September 2019

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

Through simple, animated clinical instruction, films and action cards, the Safe Delivery App guides skilled birth attendants on how to manage both... Read more