UNFPA Lesotho

A least developed country according to the Human Development Index, Lesotho is a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. With more than half the population living below the poverty line, it faces major challenges including high HIV prevalence and a high maternal mortality rate. UNFPA initiatives in Lesotho, among others, provide support to reduce maternal mortality, prevent HIV, particularly among youth, reduce gender inequality, and develop quality data related to population issues.

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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

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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Lesotho

No Data Available

Impact of UNFPA’s work

Global impact of UNFPA’s support

Unintended Pregnancies Averted

15,600

Unintended Pregnancies Averted

Materal Deaths Averted

0

Maternal Deaths Averted

Unsafe Abortions Averted

2,000

Unsafe Abortions Averted

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