UNFPA Madagascar

With a rapidly growing population putting pressure on a weak health care system, Madagascar contends with a high maternal death rate and a large unmet need for family planning. Thousands of women also suffer from birth injuries like obstetric fistula. UNFPA has provided assistance since 1978. It is currently financing more than 90 per cent of reproductive health commodities, part of a drive to extend quality reproductive health and family planning services, including for vulnerable groups. Programmes also support the reduction of gender-based violence and assist the development of reliable demographic data.

Data overview View more

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 Madagascar in 2020 View more

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Fistula treatment

4,684
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

260
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

1,439
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

70
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

6,886
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

67
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

29,287
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Madagascar View more
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Madagascar 72741
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Madagascar 4300
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Madagascar 12310
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
Madagascar 2
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 1 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
Madagascar 4
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 0 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
Demographic Dividend: Madagascar View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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