UNFPA Equatorial Guinea

Despite rapid economic growth from oil and gas revenues, 70 per cent of Equatorial Guinea’s population still lives in poverty. Maternal mortality remains high and more than a third of girls aged 15 to 19 are already mothers. Active in the country since 1980, UNFPA helps strengthen national capacities to provide emergency obstetric and newborn care, as well as essential sexual and reproductive health services for marginalized adolescents and young people. UNFPA works with national institutions to amend laws to protect women’s rights, and to produce high quality demographic data on population dynamics, youth, gender equality, and sexual- and reproductive health.

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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 Equatorial Guinea in 2020 View more

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Adolescent health competencies

Adolescent health competencies were included in curricula of health professionals

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

Prevention of stigma and discrimination was included in curricula of health professionals

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Youth participation in policy and programmes

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

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Census disaggregation

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

Census sample availability

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

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Small area estimations

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

24
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

3,056
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Community declarations on harmful practices

3,632
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Child, early and forced marriage

4,292
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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