Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
More than 86 percent of girls ages 15 to 19 in Sierra Leone have never used contraceptives, and thirty percent of them will have given birth by the time they are 19. The country, a commitment maker since 2012, is still recovering from 10 years of a brutal civil war and two Ebola outbreaks. However, these challenges have not stopped efforts to increase the number of women and girls with access to family planning services, reduce stock out rates of commodities, and focus efforts on adolescents and young people. The Government of Sierra Leone sees family planning as playing a significant role in building resilience in a country that needs a healthy population to thrive.
Sierra Leone FP2020 Commitment
Sierra Leone commits to increasing its annual health budget from 8% to 12% by 2013 and gradually thereafter until the Abuja target of 15% is met. Within that it is committed to increasing the family planning budget from 0.42% in 2012 to 1% by 2020, recognizing that this will be 1% of a projected increasing budget for health overall. Private sector providers and training more health workers will help scale up family planning services and community outreach to marginalized populations, including young people. Voucher schemes will be piloted with a view of enabling the poorest to get access. Civil society groups will play a key role in advocacy and monitoring availability and access to voluntary family planning.
Sierra Leone Country Action Plan
This document reflects the country context, opportunities, challenges, and priorities developed by FP2020 focal points for Sierra Leone in collaboration with the FP2020 Secretariat and other partners during the Anglophone Africa Focal Point Workshop in Kampala, Uganda in April 2016.
Sierra Leone Commitment Update
The Government of Sierra Leone updated its commitment at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK on July 11, 2017.
Sierra Leone Commitment Self-Reporting Questionnaire
The Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) Secretariat surveys all FP2020 commitment makers to gather updates on overall progress, major activities, and key areas of challenge in fulfilling commitments. In 2018, we modified the questionnaire to include 1) the 2017 commitment and elements of Sierra Leone’s original commitment that still stand, and 2) three standard questions we’re requesting of all FP2020 commitment-making countries.
Sierra Leone Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2018-2022
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation is proud to have completed the country’s first costed implementation plan (CIP) for family planning.
The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.
source : pDHS 2015