UNFPA Supplies Key Results 2015

No. of pages: 14

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

UNFPA Supplies is the world’s largest provider of contraceptives, accounting for 42 per cent of all contraception procured by donors on behalf of developing countries. In 2015, UNFPA Supplies helped some 18 million women in more than 46 countries obtain modern contraceptives and reproductive health services. Contraceptives provided in 2015 had potential to avert an estimated:
• 9 million unintended pregnancies
• 26,000 maternal deaths
• 170,000 child deaths
• 3.2 million abortions, of which 2.8 million would be unsafe.
These contraceptives had potential to save families and countries $500 million in direct health-care costs (antenatal, delivery and postnatal care and post-abortion care).