Too many people in Sierra Leone – including mothers and babies – are at risk of being infected by HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. Sierra Leone needs to invest more in health to prevent new infections.
The health of women and girls is particularly important to national development; however in Sierra Leone, early pregnancy and teenage child bearing serve as a significant hindrance to the health, wellbeing, progress and empowerment of adolescent and young women.
This UNAIDS report published in September 2013 examines the latest progress, data and trends on HIV, including new infections, the number of people receiving antiretroviral treatment, AIDS-related deaths and levels of HIV among children.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Sierra Leone? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Sierra Leonean women are educated, how much more likely are they to gain access to contraception?
The Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA) tracks progress on maternal and child health and we've visualised the latest numbers.
Check out all of the infographics, source data and analysis here.