UNFPA Guinea-Bissau

Since its independence in 1974, Guinea Bissau has experienced chronic instability, armed conflict and socio-economic challenges. Poverty afflicts nearly 70 per cent of the people. There has been progress in increasing contraceptive prevalence, but maternal mortality remains high and HIV rates have increased. UNFPA helps sustain focus on quality reproductive health care such as family planning and emergency obstetric services, and assists in the procurement of essential commodities to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections. Assistance with the census ensures accurate data for policies and programmes, while engagement with youth and women promotes respect for reproductive rights.

Data overview View more

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: Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau in 2020 View more

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

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

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 sample availability

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

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Fistula treatment

299 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

30000 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

639 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

37627 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

83448 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

85 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

83749 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

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

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 sample availability

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

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Fistula treatment

299 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

30000 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

639 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

37627 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

83448 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

85 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

83749 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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