14 Septiembre 2017
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 Julio 2017
Aminata Kabba became pregnant at 15. She says she wishes she had known about family planning. © MSSL
PUJEHUN/BUEDU, Sierra Leone – When Aminata Kabba became pregnant last year, at 15 years old, she had no idea how difficult her life would become.  “Having a child at my age was a big mistake,” she said. Becoming a... Read more
19 Junio 2017
Midwifery students listen to a fetal heartbeat. A new generation of midwives will shore up reproductive health care in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone. © Olivia Acland, United Nations
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa came to an end one year ago. The crisis left over 3,900 Sierra Leoneans dead and health systems in disarray – yet the true toll of the epidemic has... Read more
11 Mayo 2015
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 Enero 2015
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 Abril 2010
FREETOWN, Sierra Leona — Cuando una madre fallece al dar a luz en Sierra Leona, un hecho que ocurre con demasiada frecuencia, solo se escucha entre rumores: "Se rompió la calabaza". Existe la leyenda de que una mujer es... Read more
5 Enero 2015
 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 Septiembre 2014
FREETOWN (Sierra Leona) – Fatmata Kamara, natural del distrito sierraleonés de Kambia, no pudo ocultar su sorpresa al descubrir que no tenía que llevar velas ni una linterna a la clínica cuando llegó el momento de dar a... Read more
20 Octubre 2014
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 Octubre 2014
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