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.

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  • 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



Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

Prácticas nocivas

Matrimonio infantil a los 18 años, porcentaje, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Sierra Leone Ver más

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Sierra Leone in 2018 Ver más
Expenditure Ver más

Programme activities

  • Ganancias
  • Principales
  • Non - core