UNFPA Sierra Leone

Despite recent civil conflict, Sierra Leone has significantly reduced its maternal mortality rate. Teenage pregnancy continues to be an issue, however, accounting for a high portion of maternal deaths. Active in the country since 1971, UNFPA supports ongoing improvements in sexual and reproductive health services, through midwifery programmes, better emergency obstetric and newborn care, and the effective management of reproductive health commodities. It helps services respond to gender-based violence and reach marginalized adolescents and youth, and also assists in developing national capacities to collect and analyse demographic data.

Data overview View more

Población

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Salud materna y neonatal

  • Partos atendidos por personal de salud cualificado

Salud sexual y reproductiva

  • Tasa de prevalencia del uso de anticonceptivos, cualquier método

  • Demanda no satisfecha

Educación

Fecundidad

Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Sierra Leone View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Sierra Leone in 2018 View more

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Fistula treatment

188 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

6420 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

120 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

4238 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

56 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Fistula treatment

188 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

6420 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

120 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

4238 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

56 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • Ganancias
  • Principales
  • Non - core

Noticias