UNFPA Gambia

A least developed country, The Gambia has reduced maternal mortality, but further progress is needed. Limited access to contraceptives and the prevalence of child marriage also remain key challenges. Active in the country since 1972, UNFPA helps strengthen capacities to provide reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric and family planning services. With HIV prevalence edging up, UNFPA has assisted with collecting national data mapping the epidemic’s socio-economic differences and applying new information to policy-making. Programmes also back the implementation of the national gender and women’s empowerment policy.

Data overview View more

Population

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

Maternal and newborn health

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

Sexual and reproductive health

Contraceptive prevalence rate and unmet need
  •  
    CPR any method  
  •  
    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 Gambia in 2020 View more

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Fistula treatment

90
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

356
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Gambia View more
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Gambia 19253
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 0 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
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
Gambia 34840
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
Gambia 2
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
Gambia 240
Demographic Dividend: Gambia View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

Select year range
Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
i
Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

News

SHOW ALL

We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookie policy

X