UNFPA Mauritania

Active in Mauritania since 1979, UNFPA works to increase the quality of and access to reproductive health services, and to integrate population issues into national strategies. Programmes support the Government to promote gender equality and to develop national strategies on youth and reproductive health, as well as a roadmap for the reduction of maternal mortality. UNFPA assistance helps increase capacities to address obstetric fistula, prevent HIV, and produce quality demographic data. It is also actively contributing to integrating sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian crisis responses.

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 Mauritania in 2020 View more

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Population projections

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

Fistula treatment

196
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Female genital mutilation

4,422
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

1,402
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Minimum Initial Services Package

202
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

110
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

103
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

732
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

911
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Mauritania View more
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Mauritania 16290
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
Mauritania 150
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
Mauritania 5000
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 0 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
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
Mauritania 3
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 1 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
Mauritania 31
Demographic Dividend: Mauritania 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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