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Addressing Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone

featured image: adolescents discussing teenage pregnancy in their community, Pujehun town. © Cordaid
featured image: adolescents discussing teenage pregnancy in their community, Pujehun town. © Cordaid

Cordaid, April 2018. Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of Teenage Pregnancy in the world. 3 in every 10 teenage Sierra Leonean girls are pregnant, according to UNICEF (2015 figures). This is why Cordaid’s Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program supports the Government of Sierra Leone in preventing and reducing teenage pregnancies and pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity.

"In the past two years we empowered young people and their care-givers to make informed choices when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health. Cordaid did this in the districts of Bombali, Kenema and Pujehun, with a total adolescent population of almost 250.000 people. In this endeavour we closely worked with local partners Health Poverty Action, Christian Brothers and Planned Parenthood Sierra Leone."

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