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, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • 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 2018 View more

Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Fistula treatment

270 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

1214 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Child, early and forced marriage

19291 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

19291 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Fistula treatment

270 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

1214 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Child, early and forced marriage

19291 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

19291 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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