UNFPA Eritrea

Through concerted efforts by the Government and many partners, Eritrea has dramatically reduced maternal death in recent years in spite of a shortage of trained health workers, low contraceptive prevalence rates, and the persistence of child marriage and female genital mutilation or cutting. Since 1993, UNFPA has helped improve access to quality maternal and newborn health, family planning, and HIV and STI prevention services. The Fund has also worked at the policy level to help advance gender equality and reproductive rights.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

FGM Dashboard - Eritrea Read more

Key Indicators
Population size, female age 15-49 (in thousands), 2012
Prevalence of FGM among women 15-49 (%)
Prevalence of FGM among girls 15-19 (%)
Ethnic group with the highest prevalence in the country (%)
Existence of national policies and laws banning FGM; Year passed
*Later dates reflect amendments to the original law or new laws
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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Eritrea

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Eritrea*

1,336
Healthy years of life saved (women)
10,062
Healthy years of life saved (children)
11,399
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
241,723
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Eritrea

21
Maternal deaths averted
119
Child deaths averted
2,411
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Eritrea

8,121
Unintended pregnancies averted
2,517
Abortions averted

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