Press Release

UNFPA to Increase Access to Reproductive Health Services for Millions of Adolescent Girls in Africa

2 August 2013
UNFPA to Increase Access to Reproductive Health Services for Millions of Adolescent Girls in Africa
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma address the media at the conference - See more at: http://esaro.unfpa.org/public/news/pid/14662#sthash.a8euh6NC.dpufAfrican Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South African President Jacob Zuma - See more at: http://esaro.unfpa.org/public/news/pid/14662#sthash.I03Nbjl7.dpufAfrican Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South African President Jac

UNITED NATIONS, Johannesburg—UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund, will support eight African countries’ efforts to improve the reproductive health of adolescent girls.

“We are working specifically to ensure that th

South Africa
Population:
53.1 mil
  • Fertility rate
    2.4
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio
    140
  • Contraceptives prevalence rate
    64
  • Population aged 10-24
    27%
Youth secondary school enrollment:
Boys 58%
Girls 65%