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Improving maternal health in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone ranks among the world’s highest maternal mortality ratio with maternal deaths accounting for 36 percent of all deaths of women aged 15-49 years.

 

One major challenge facing the health sector in the country is the inadequate number of qualified and skilled health personnel, particularly skilled birth attendants who are critical to the prevention of maternal deaths.

 

With financial support from UK Aid, learn how UNFPA, has been working to towards reducing maternal and newborn deaths in Sierra Leone.