Tuesday, 12 February – Friday, 15 February 2019


UNFPA Sierra Leone's Patrica Bah is joined with Marie Stopes country representative, Ufouma Omo Obi, and Dr. Sartie Kenneh from Ministry of Health and Sanitation to discuss family planning and adolescent health on African Youth Voices television to mark World Population Day.


Are you wondering what more UNFPA in Sierra Leone has planned to mark World Population Day?

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Ellen Donnelly who is a United Nations Volunteer funded by Irish Aid, is serving at UNFPA in Sierra Leone. In this video she describes her assignment and how her work is contributing to the empowerment of marginalised and vulnerable young people in the country.


In case you missed it: Watch the AYV TV media coverage on how UNFPA and Aberdeen Women's Centre marked International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on 23 May 2018


Family planning allows people to attain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of pregnancies. It is achieved using contraceptive methods and the treatment of infertility.

UNFPA Sierra Leone works to increase national capacity to strengthen enabling environments, increase demand for, and supply of, modern contraceptives and improve the delivery of high-quality family planning services that are free of coercion, discrimination and violence.  We focus on reaching the most vulnerable and delivering contraceptives to the last mile.


Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world with 1,360 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. One of the main cause of maternal deaths is postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding after delivery) which accounted for 33 per cent of all deaths.

Meet Desmond Ayodele Lewis, Sierra Leone’s highest blood donor, who is helping to save the lives of women and children. So far, he has donated 102 units of blood.

Desmond, a member of the Voluntary Blood Donor Association, speaks on the significance of donating blood. 

This interview is a follow-up to a week-long campaign in mid-November 2017, in four regions of Sierra Leone, organized by the  Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s – Blood Service Progamme, with support from UNFPA and funded by UK aid (DfID Saving Lives Programme). 


In August, UNFPA supported the 2017 National Girls Camp which was organized by the Office of the First Lady. The camp targets girls aged 10 – 19, providing them with information on their rights and responsibilities, and equipping them with the knowledge and tools to fulfill their potential.

Recently we caught up with one of the participants, 20-year-old Eunice Mustapha, to find out her thoughts on the camp and how it has had an impact on her life.



The 2015 Population and Housing Census data will help to reach national goals for the next 10 years.


Coverage of the UNFPA Sierra Leone launch of the State of World Population report at the Juba IDP camp on 17 October 2017. According to the State of World Population report entitled, 'Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality' which states unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and development.

The UNFPA report recommends focusing on the furthest behind first, in line with the United Nations blueprint for achieving sustainable development and inclusive societies by 2030. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has “envisaged a better future, one where we collectively tear down the barriers and correct disparities,” the report states. “Reducing all inequalities needs to be the aim. Some of the most powerful contributions can come from realizing...women’s reproductive rights.”