Demographic Dividend factsheet on Health & Wellbeing in Sierra Leone

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: 3 May 2018

Author: UNFPA Sierra Leone

Good health is key to harnessing the demographic dividend. To reap the benefits of the increasing number of young people in the population we need to improve health outcomes; improving child survival and reducing youth vulnerability. Improving access to sexual and reproductive health services including family planning. Ensuring that women are empowered to decide on the number and spacing of their children can accelerate the demographic transition.