UNFPA Guinea-Bissau

Since its independence in 1974, Guinea Bissau has experienced chronic instability, armed conflict and socio-economic challenges. Poverty afflicts nearly 70 per cent of the people. There has been progress in increasing contraceptive prevalence, but maternal mortality remains high and HIV rates have increased. UNFPA helps sustain focus on quality reproductive health care such as family planning and emergency obstetric services, and assists in the procurement of essential commodities to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections. Assistance with the census ensures accurate data for policies and programmes, while engagement with youth and women promotes respect for 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 - Guinea-Bissau 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 - Guinea-Bissau

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Guinea-Bissau*

27,878
Healthy years of life saved (women)
291,706
Healthy years of life saved (children)
319,584
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
2,681,787
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Guinea-Bissau

456
Maternal deaths averted
3,450
Child deaths averted
43,482
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Guinea-Bissau

120,949
Unintended pregnancies averted
43,542
Abortions averted

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