14 September 2017
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UNFPA staff survey the aftermath of the disaster, which has affected thousands of households. © UNFPA/Sulaiman Stephens
Regent, SIERRA LEONE – “I saw the rocks from the hill fly up into the air,” Martha Kamara, 28, told UNFPA, describing the floods and landslides that devastated 13 areas in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, last month.... Read more
10 July 2017
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Aminata Kabba est tombée enceinte à 15 ans et dit qu’elle aurait souhaité en savoir plus sur la planification familiale. © MSSL
PUJEHUN/BUEDU, Sierra Leone – Lorsque Aminata Kabba est tombée enceinte à 15 ans l'an dernier, elle n’imaginait pas à quel point sa vie deviendrait difficile. « Avoir un enfant à mon âge a été une erreur », dit-elle.... Read more
19 June 2017
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Des étudiantes sages-femmes écoutent le battement du cœur d’un fœtus. Une nouvelle génération de sages-femmes consolide la santé sexuelle et reproductive en Sierra Leone, un pays ravagé par Ebola. © Olivia Acland, Nations Unies
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – La terrible épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest a pris fin il y a un an. Cette crise a coûté la vie à plus de 3 900 Sierra-Léonais, et les systèmes de santé en ont énormément souffert.... Read more
11 May 2015
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A woman and her baby rest at a UNFPA-supported health facility in Liberia. © UNFPA Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Two days ago, Liberia was declared Ebola-free, after the tragic 13-month-long outbreak saw the deaths of nearly 5,000 people. But while the outbreak is now officially over,... Read more
22 January 2015
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BAMAKO, Mali – Four days ago, Mali became the third West African country declared to be Ebola-free after the deadly outbreak penetrated its borders late last year. Health workers are now standing watch at the country’s... Read more
27 April 2010
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Lorsqu’une femme meurt au moment de l’accouchement en Sierra Leone, ce qui arrive malheureusement bien trop souvent, la nouvelle est annoncée par le biais d’une métaphore, chuchotée par souci de... Read more
5 January 2015
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 Contact tracers are trained to use the CommCare app in Ratoma.
CONAKRY, Guinea – As the Ebola epidemic continues to ravage parts of West Africa, health officials are intensifying their efforts on the ground. Now included in their arsenal is a mobile phone application that promises... Read more
10 September 2014
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Enceinte de son premier enfant, Fatmata Kamara, du district de Kambia en Sierra Leone, n’a pas caché sa surprise en apprenant qu’elle n’aurait pas à amener de bougies ou de lampe torche à la... Read more
20 October 2014
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MONROVIA, Liberia – Thirty-six year old Comfort Fayiah, in Monrovia, Liberia, never imagined her pregnancy would end the way it did – with her giving birth on the side of the road, in a heavy downpour, to twins. The... Read more
3 October 2014
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CONAKRY/NEW YORK – Panic over the Ebola outbreak in Guinea has inflamed distrust of health officials, impeding access to critical health services. UNFPA is reaching out to journalists and community leaders to dispel... Read more

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