UNFPA Senegal

Active in Senegal since 1975, UNFPA is committed to the reduction of maternal mortality and supports access to reproductive and sexual health services, including reproductive rights, for the most vulnerable segments of the population. While the number of maternal deaths in the country has been declining slightly and contraceptive prevalence increasing, faster progress is needed. UNFPA targets regions that are most in need of assistance and advocates for national policies including population dynamics, gender equality,, and the needs of young people.

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 Senegal in 2020 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 in risk pooling schemes

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

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Gender-based violence platform

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

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

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

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

733
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

867
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

6,950
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Female genital mutilation

167,115
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

624
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

81,246
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Senegal View more
People reached with Dignity Kits in 0 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 0 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 0 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
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 0 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
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: Senegal 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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