Women's Health in Sierra Leone

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 5.2
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 49 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 43%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 1.4%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 30%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 8

Projects

Global Reproductive Health Commodity Security for UNFPA (2006-2008)

JSI partnered with UNFPA to enhance in-country capacity to forecast, finance, procure, and ensure women have access to reproductive health and family planning commodities.

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Reproductive Health for Refugees – Gender-Based Violence Initiative (2004-2005)

In Sierra Leone, more than 50,000 displaced women have histories of war-related assault. Through this initiative, JSI developed gender-based violence prevention and intervention programs.

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Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) (2001-2009)

As a member of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium (RHRC), JSI promoted comprehensive reproductive health services for refugee and displaced women.

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