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Delivering on the transformative agenda

Annual Report

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its severe effects in 2021, UNFPA Sierra Leone remained committed to working closely with the Government in advancing the pathways that are critical to achieving the three transformative results of ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet need for family planning and ending gender-based violence and other harmful practices. Achieving these results requires stronger collaboration and partnerships, and in 2021, UNFPA was happy to have worked closely with donors and implementing partners in ensuring that no one was left behind.  

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Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy

State of World Population Report

Every human being has the right to bodily autonomy, and perhaps nothing is more fundamental to the exercise of that right than the ability to choose whether, when and with whom to become pregnant.

 

The basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of one’s children has been recognized in numerous international human rights agreements over the past five decades. During this same period, the world has seen a vast expansion in the availability of effective, modern contraceptives — one of the greatest public health achievements in recent history. Why, then, are nearly half of all pregnancies unintended?

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UNFPA Sierra Leone newsletter July-December 2021

Newsletter

We bring you warm greetings from the UNFPA Sierra Leone Country Office and wishes for a prosperous 2022. We are delighted to present the last edition of the UNFPA Sierra Leone newsletter for 2021. Among others, we showcase the establishment of Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Hubs for easy access to sexual and reproductive health information and services by adolescent girls and young women in the Koinadugu district.

As we enter 2022, the UNFPA Sierra Leone Country Office is glad to note the Executive Board’s approval of UNFPA’s new Strategic Plan for 2022–2025. As with all other country offices, we see this new plan as a call to action towards the accelerated implementation of the country’s transformative goals and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Sierra Leone. It also provides an opportunity for increased commitment to accelerating the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development ICPD programme of action.

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UNFPA Sierra Leone newsletter January-June 2021

Newsletter

Welcome to our January-June edition of the UNFPA Sierra Leone newsletter which attempts to give our readers a synopsis of what has been achieved so far by the agency in 2021. This includes: the graduation of new midwives who are expected to  help reduce the gap in the midwifery workforce in Sierra Leone, our support to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation with equipment that is critical in building a strong health care worker force,  a retreat that was held for members of the Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights taskforce and our efforts in Kabala where hubs will be established for easy access to sexual and reproductive health information and access to contraceptives for adolescent girls.

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Ensuring rights and choices for all during the COVID-19 pandemic

Annual Report

The COVID-19 pandemic showed us just how vital UNFPA’s mandate is around the world and in Sierra Leone because all too often when crisis strikes, it is women and girls who are mostly affected. In 2020, UNFPA in Sierra Leone was committed to keeping a human rights approach ahead and centre of our mandate to ensure the success of our vital initiatives so we can deliver our three transformative results. 

 

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Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey 2019

Technical Reports and Document

The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Statistics Sierra Leone (Stats SL), together with its development partners, conducted the 2019 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey (2019 SLDHS).

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UNFPA Sierra Leone Covid-19 Situation Report July-August 2020

Situation Report

UNFPA Sierra Leone continues to deliver a comprehensive programme on sexual and reproductive health, while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preceptorship policy and implementation guidelines for clinical competency building of midwifery and nursing students and residents

Publication

The concept of preceptorship in professional midwifery and nursing education, hinges on the three cornerstones of knowledge, skills and practical experience. The three must be balanced for delivery of quality health care. Preceptorship is a critical component in the transfer of competencies for quality health care needed to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Basic Facts About Depo-Subq “Chuk”

Fact Sheet

Depo SubQ is a family planning method that can be used by all sexually active women and young females. This factsheet provides helpful information about using Depo SubQ.

 

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Planning for Continuity of Maternal Health and Family Planning Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic - Overview Report of Rapid Assessments of 14 Health Facilities UNFPA and MoHS

Technical Reports and Document

This study was conducted to determine the readiness of health care facilities to continue maternal health and family planning services during the COVID-19 pandemic and identify ways to support them.

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