UNFPA Cuba

A middle-income country with progressive social policies, Cuba is updating its economic model. Contraceptive prevalence is high, and sexuality education has expanded. But unwanted pregnancies and high abortion rates indicate gaps, particularly among young people. UNFPA cooperation began in 1971. Today it helps incorporate population dynamics in development programmes. It assists in extending reproductive and health care services to adolescents and young adults, while strengthening related national education initiatives. Partnerships with the Government and civil society aim to prevent and address 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, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Cuba View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Cuba in 2020 View more

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Minimum Initial Services Package

520 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Minimum Initial Services Package

520 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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