UNFPA Liberia

Active in Liberia since 1979, UNFPA helps to deliver better emergency obstetric and newborn care, prevent and treat obstetric fistula, manage reliable supplies of modern contraceptives, and stop gender-based violence. Recovering from 14 years of conflict that ended in 2003, many people in Liberia still live in poverty. Young people face formidable challenges, and early marriage and pregnancy are common among girls. UNFPA’s focus on youth includes supporting targeted sexual and reproductive health care services, and comprehensive sexuality education. It also backs data collection and analysis to inform policies on youth, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health.

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: Liberia 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 Liberia in 2018 View more

Midwifery curricula: inclusion of special needs

Needs of persons with disabilities were included in midwife curricula

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

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

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Fistula treatment

50 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

6 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

3598 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Midwifery curricula: inclusion of special needs

Needs of persons with disabilities were included in midwife curricula

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

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

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Fistula treatment

50 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

6 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

3598 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

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  • Core
  • Non - core

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