UNFPA South Africa

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.

UNFPA is the lead United Nations agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

We are making great progress on the African continent. Since 1990, the rate of maternal deaths in Africa has almost halved, and the CARMMA initiative is helping to speed up progress. More women and men are better able to plan and space their children. Young people are more empowered in sexual and reproductive health and reproductive 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, 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

Key results of South Africa in 2018 View more

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

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

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Census disaggregation

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

Life skills programmes for girls

31254 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

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

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Census disaggregation

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

Life skills programmes for girls

31254 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

26 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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