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
14 October 2014
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KAILAHUN/NEW YORK – As Ebola infections continue to escalate at an alarming rate in West Africa, UNFPA-trained contact tracers in Sierra Leone are playing a vital role in mitigating the public health crisis. Ebola is... Read more
26 August 2014
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MONROVIA, Liberia – Ebola has devastated health systems in Liberia, where the outbreak appears to be intensifying. UNFPA is providing protective gear to health workers and safe delivery kits to health facilities,... Read more
10 September 2014
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Fatmata Kamara, from Sierra Leone’s Kambia District, could not hide her surprise when she learned she would not have to bring candles or a torch to the clinic when she was ready to deliver her... Read more
11 August 2014
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - In May, Sierra Leone detected its first-ever case of Ebola, the deadly and contagious haemorrhagic disease. By the end of July, the country had surpassed neighbouring Guinea, where the break was... Read more
6 March 2014
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The United Nations Integrated Peace building Mission in Sierra Leone formally ended its operations after 15 years, marking a transition from the United Nations’ political mission to a more... Read more
4 February 2014
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Preliminary results of the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey released in Sierra Leone indicate that the country has improved health services in the last five years. Compared with the previous... Read more
12 December 2011
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A new programme is revolutionizing how women are identified and referred for fistula treatment in Sierra Leone. Since October, women from remote areas can call a toll-free phone number and talk... Read more
17 July 2002
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Officially at peace since January 2002, the West African country of Sierra Leone is struggling to put a decade of unspeakable brutality behind it and start healing. The wounds sustained by the nation of approximately 5.... Read more

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