UNFPA Uganda

Active in Uganda since 1987, UNFPA works to address the challenges of high maternal mortality and the unmet need for family planning. Programmes support the increased use of midwifery services and modern family planning, and advocate for measures enabling young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. UNFPA also helps keep population data current, and encourages community leaders and policymakers to champion solutions to population challenges. It engages with women’s and men’s groups to build a critical mass of voices for gender equality and human rights.

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, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Uganda 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 Uganda 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

Fistula treatment

3809 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

257522 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

308383 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

32853 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

216 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

56436 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

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

Fistula treatment

3809 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

257522 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

308383 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

32853 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

216 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

56436 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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