China commits support to improve women’s health in Sierra Leone through South-South cooperation

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Deng Boqing, Vice-Chair of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Dereje Wordofa signed the agreement at UNFPA Headquarters in New York on 29 October 2018. © UNFPA/Tara Milutis

A $2 million commitment from the People’s Republic of China will harness the power of South-South cooperation to reduce maternal deaths and prevent and treat cervical cancer in Sierra Leone.

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The First 1000 Days of Life: The brain's window of opportunity

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The importance of nutrition in early brain development

The first 1,000 days of life - the time spanning roughly between conception and one’s second birthday - is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established.

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