UNFPA Djibouti

Listed as one of the world’s least developed countries on the Human Development Index, Djibouti has seen a dramatic increase in poverty in recent decades. Health system weaknesses, however, have not prevented improvements in reproductive health (RH). Maternal mortality has declined and HIV prevalence has stabilized. Progress has come by expanding quality RH services, a move backed by UNFPA since 1995. Assistance today focuses on generating high-quality evidence to inform public policies, expanding services to vulnerable populations, providing integrated support to survivors of gender-based violence, and engaging religious leaders in promoting reproductive health and rights.

Data overview View more

Population

Population, by age group, per cent
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    Population aged 0-14
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    Population aged 15-64
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    Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

Births attended by skilled health personnel, per cent, 2014-2019
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    Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

Contraceptive prevalence rate and unmet need
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    CPR any method  
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    Unmet need  

Education

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Key results of Djibouti in 2020 View more

Adolescent health competencies

Adolescent health competencies were included in curricula of health professionals

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

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

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

191
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

125
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Female genital mutilation

4,576
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

58
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

6,276
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

174
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Djibouti View more
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Djibouti 72455
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Djibouti 36710
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Djibouti 56031
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 0 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 0 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 1 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
Djibouti 51

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