UNFPA Cuba

A middle-income country with progressive social policies, Cuba is updating its economic model. Contraceptive prevalence is high, and sexuality education has expanded. But unwanted pregnancies and high abortion rates indicate gaps, particularly among young people. UNFPA cooperation began in 1971. Today it helps incorporate population dynamics in development programmes. It assists in extending reproductive and health care services to adolescents and young adults, while strengthening related national education initiatives. Partnerships with the Government and civil society aim to prevent and address gender-based violence.

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Key results of Cuba in 2019

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

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

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

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

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Emergencies Key results

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Cuba 2019 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$387,459
Implemented by:
UNFPA $356,510 (92%)
GOV $30,949 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (56)
Non-core Resources (44)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$332720
Implemented by:
UNFPA $310577 (93%)
GOV $22142 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (50%)
Non-core Resources (50%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$54739
Implemented by:
UNFPA $45933 (84%)
GOV $8806 (16%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (93%)
Non-core Resources (7%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$70,751
Implemented by:
UNFPA $44,144 (62%)
GOV $26,607 (38%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (53)
Non-core Resources (47)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$10102
Implemented by:
UNFPA $10102 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (17%)
Non-core Resources (83%)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$59048
Implemented by:
UNFPA $32441 (55%)
GOV $26607 (45%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (58%)
Non-core Resources (42%)
Youth leadership and participation
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$1601
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1601 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$86,961
Implemented by:
UNFPA $51,864 (60%)
NGO $13,611 (16%)
GOV $21,487 (25%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (71)
Non-core Resources (29)
Protection rights
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$27738
Implemented by:
UNFPA $27738 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (85%)
Non-core Resources (15%)
Gender and sociocultural norms
Strengthened engagement of civil society organizations to promote reproductive rights and women's empowerment, and address discrimination
Total Spending:
$495
Implemented by:
UNFPA $495 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Gender equality laws and policies
Strengthened engagement for promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$37242
Implemented by:
UNFPA $23631 (63%)
NGO $13611 (37%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$21487
Implemented by:
GOV $21487 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$110,975
Implemented by:
UNFPA $50,864 (46%)
NGO $17,486 (16%)
GOV $42,625 (38%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (77)
Non-core Resources (23)
Demographic intelligence
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
Total Spending:
$110975
Implemented by:
UNFPA $50864 (46%)
NGO $17486 (16%)
GOV $42625 (38%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (77%)
Non-core Resources (23%)

Programme Documentation

CPD CUBA [2020-2024] (DP/FPA/CPD/CUB/9)

Cycle:
2020
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2024

CPE Cuba [2019] (DP/FPA/2018/3)

Cycle:
2019

CPD Cuba [2014-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/CUB/8)

Cycle:
2014
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2018

CPE Cuba [2013] (DP/FPA/2012/14)

Cycle:
2013

CPD Cuba [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/DCP/CUB/7)

Cycle:
2008
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2012

UNDAF Cuba [2014-2018]

Cycle:
2014
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2018

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CPAP Cuba [2014-2018]

Cycle:
2014
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2018

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Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.