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25 Sep 2015 description


  • UNFPA, with partners, Marie Stopes International, International Medical Corps (IMC), and Medecin du Monde, supports Ministry of Health and Sanitation clinics at National and Attouga Stadium, providing essential health services for nearly 4,000 women and children, including 100 lactating mothers, 120 Pregnant Women, and nearly 20 teen mothers.

22 Sep 2015 description

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2015 — Within 24 hours after heavy torrential monsoon rain caused unprecedented devastation in Sierra Leone, especially in the capital city on 16 September 2015, destroying property, injuring many and reportedly claiming seven lives, an estimated 4000 people have been displaced by the incident, and among them a number of pregnant women, lactating mothers and girls of reproductive age, in need of urgent care and protection.

28 Jul 2015 description

Malabo, 20 July 2015. In an effort to provide a sub-regional scope to address cross border issues, the Mano River Union (MRU) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the margins of the International Conference on Africa’s Fight against Ebola.

The MoU provides the framework for the identification and implementation of activities to be undertaken in or by the four member states, namely Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

21 May 2015 description

The current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD or Ebola, in West Africa is the longest and largest Ebola outbreak to date. In addition to the direct impact of deaths and infection from Ebola, the outbreak is exacerbating already weak health systems and threatening to reverse progress made in recent years improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal, adolescent, and child health (RMNCAH) in Sierra Leone.

13 Feb 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 12 February 2015-More than $56 million is urgently needed to provide vital reproductive, maternal and newborn health services in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

05 Jan 2015 description

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 to speed their response to the outbreak.

The app has been deployed in areas of Guinea with persistently high rates of Ebola transmission. There, it is being used to locate and track people who may have been exposed to the virus.