UNFPA Lao People's Democratic Republic

The Lao People's Democratic Republic is a diverse country with more than 49 ethnic groups, many residing in hard-to-reach mountainous areas. The country has a high adolescent birth rate and the highest maternal mortality ratios in the region. Since 1976, UNFPA support has been integral in responding to the needs of women and the growing youth population. With 60 per cent of the country’s 6.25 million people under the age of 25, the focus is now on sexual reproductive health, needs, choices and rights as an entry point to sustainable development.

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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

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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Lao People's Democratic Republic

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Lao People's Democratic Republic*

7,242
Healthy years of life saved (women)
70,322
Healthy years of life saved (children)
77,564
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
2,231,722
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Lao People's Democratic Republic

113
Maternal deaths averted
832
Child deaths averted
45,211
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Lao People's Democratic Republic

129,817
Unintended pregnancies averted
73,996
Abortions averted
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