UNFPA Nicaragua

Active in Nicaragua since 1974, UNFPA supports the inclusion of issues related to population dynamics, young people, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence into public policies. Nicaragua has successfully incorporated reproductive rights in its health and education laws and policies, and made headway in reducing maternal mortality. But key challenges remain, including a high adolescent pregnancy rate. UNFPA strengthens capacities to provide high quality maternal health and newborn care, comprehensive sexuality education for young people, and investments in the country’s “demographic dividend”. It also backs measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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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 - Nicaragua

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Nicaragua*

3
Healthy years of life saved (women)
22
Healthy years of life saved (children)
24
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
1,476
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Nicaragua

0
Maternal deaths averted
0
Child deaths averted
39
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Nicaragua

83
Unintended pregnancies averted
39
Abortions averted
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