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Sierra Leone National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategy 2017-2021

Sierra Leone National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategy 2017-2021

This is a publication of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health  and Sanitation.

At a maternal mortality ratio of 1165 per 10000 live births, neonatal and under-five mortality rate of 39 and 156 per 1000 live births respectively and an adolescent birth rate of 125.1 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years, Sierra Leone is one of the countries with the highest maternal, newborn, and child mortality rates, as well as adolescent fertility rate globally.

In response to the main causes of death for women, newborns, children and adolescents, eight intervention package areas are prioritized. These are: Family planning; Antenatal Care for positive experience in pregnancy; emergency obstetric and neonatal care including skilled birth attendance and essential newborn care...