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 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: Madagascar 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 Madagascar in 2018 View more

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Men and boys

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

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Fistula treatment

1266 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

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

3959 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

31 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

15573 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Men and boys

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

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Fistula treatment

1266 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

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

3959 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

31 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

15573 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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