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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. Our programme focuses on:

1. Ensuring the availability of gender-based violence prevention and response services

2. Sustaining quality sexual and reproductive health services

3. Sustaining the supply of modern contraceptives and other life-saving reproductive health commodities up to the last mile

4. Increasing the demand for sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services

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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 can be used by all sexually active women and young females of all ages including those who:

• Are breast feeding (six weeks after childbirth);

• Have sickle cell disease;

• Have or have not had children;

• Are married or single;

• Are HIV positive with exception of those on ARVs.

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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. The objectives of the assessment were to:
 Assess the management systems in place to support dealing with COVID-19, including protocols, staffing, and educating patients and staff.
 Observe the environment of care for equipment and practices to effectively implement IPC standard precautions.
 Assess the availability of maternal health and family planning supplies, including personal protective equipment, MH/FP trends and perceptions.

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Health Facility Assessment On Availability of Reproductive Health Commodities and Services in Sierra Leone, 2019

Annual Report

The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) has instituted the Basic Package of Essential Health Services that aims to establish a high-impact, cost-effective primary healthcare service delivery mechanism and scale up health services including sexual and reproductive health services and child and maternal health services. As part of UNFPA’s support to the GoSL in the realization of universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, the National Health Facility Assessment on Availability of Reproductive Health Commodities and Services is conducted on a yearly basis to provide up-to-date information on the availability of Family planning (FP) supplies and life-saving maternal and RH medicines in the country.

The survey is designed to provide an overall picture of the availability and level of stock-outs, assess relevant aspects of health facility resources, clients’ perception about the quality of FP services and their appraisal of costs incurred to access the services. Specifically, the 2019 survey focused on generating the following key indicators:

  • percentage of primary Service Delivery Points (SDPs) with at least three (3) modern contraceptive methods;
  • percentage of SDPs providing delivery services where at least seven (7) life-saving maternal/RH medicines (including two mandatory medicines) from the World Health Organization (WHO) list are available; and
  • percentage of SDPs with ‘no stock-out’ of contraceptives within the last three months before the survey.

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UNFPA Sierra Leone Covid-19 Situation Report May-June 2020

Situation Report

UNFPA Sierra Leone continues to deliver a comprehensive programme on Sexual and Reproductive Health, while responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our programme

focuses on:

  1. Ensuring the availability of genderbased violence prevention and response services
  2. Sustaining quality Sexual and Reproductive Health services
  3. Sustaining the supply of modern contraceptives and other lifesaving reproductive health commodities up to the last mile
  4. Increasing the demand for sexual and reproductive health and genderbased violence services

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Saving Lives in Sierra Leone Programme: Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

The Saving Lives in Sierra Leone Programme (SLiSL) which is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, aims to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality by 25 per cent. The programme is being implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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State of World Population 2020

State of World Population Report

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

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Review of the National Curriculum Framework and Guidelines for Basic Education Using the Sexuality Review and Analysis Tool (SERAT)

Publication

Integrating Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in formal and non-formal education is one of the key strategies of the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to reduce the high prevalence of teenage pregnancy and child marriage in the country. In June 2019, the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) began the process of integrating CSE into basic education.

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Accelerating the progress towards attaining the three zeroes

Annual Report

2019 was an epic year for UNFPA in Sierra Leone as this annual report, ‘Accelerating progress towards attaining the three zeros shows. The zeros refer to the three transformative goals of ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet need for family planning and ending gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls.
 

 

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