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UNFPA Eritrea

Through concerted efforts by the Government and many partners, Eritrea has dramatically reduced maternal death in recent years in spite of a shortage of trained health workers, low contraceptive prevalence rates, and the persistence of child marriage and female genital mutilation or cutting. Since 1993, UNFPA has helped improve access to quality maternal and newborn health, family planning, and HIV and STI prevention services. The Fund has also worked at the policy level to help advance gender equality and reproductive rights.

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Key results of Eritrea in 2021 View more
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Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards
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Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied
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Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards
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Youth participation in policy and programmes

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

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights
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Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes
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National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed
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Fistula treatment

80
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Female genital mutilation

80,570
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation
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Community declarations on harmful practices

27
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Dignity Kits distributed

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Programme Activities

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    Eritrea 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $1,145,833
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,148,833 (100%)
    GOV $-3,000 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (94%)
    Non-core Resources (6%)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $1,081,574
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,084,574 (100%)
    GOV $-3,000 (-0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Non-core Resources (0)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $40,335
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $40,335 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Improved domestic accountability mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights through the involvement of communities and health-system stakeholders at all levels
    Total Spending:
    $23,924
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $23,924 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $49,416
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $49,416 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100%)
    Non-core Resources (0%)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $49,363
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $49,363 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Non-core Resources (0)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $53
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $53 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $12,550
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $12,550 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100%)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $12,550
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $12,550 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $24,804
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $24,804 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $24,804
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $24,804 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPD Eritrea [2022-2026] (DP/FPA/CPD/ERI/6)
    Cycle: 2022-2026
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    CPD Eritrea [2017-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/ERI/5)
    Cycle: 2017-2021
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    CPE Eritrea [2012] (DP/FPA/2011/14)
    Cycle: 2012-2012
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    CPAP Eritrea [2013-2016]
    Cycle: 2013-2016
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    CPD Eritrea [2013-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/ERI/4)
    Cycle: 2013-2016
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    CPD Eritrea [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/ERI/3)
    Cycle: 2007-2011
    Technical notes and sources

    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.

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