UNFPA Gambia

A least developed country, The Gambia has reduced maternal mortality, but further progress is needed. Limited access to contraceptives and the prevalence of child marriage also remain key challenges. Active in the country since 1972, UNFPA helps strengthen capacities to provide reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric and family planning services. With HIV prevalence edging up, UNFPA has assisted with collecting national data mapping the epidemic’s socio-economic differences and applying new information to policy-making. Programmes also back the implementation of the national gender and women’s empowerment policy.

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Key results of Gambia in 2020 View more

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

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

Fistula treatment

90
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

356
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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Programme Activities

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    Gambia 2020 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:
    $974,362
    Implemented by:
    GOV $146,478 (15%)
    UNFPA $764,507 (78%)
    NGO $63,377 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (77)
    Non-core Resources (23)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $16,004
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $202 (1%)
    GOV $15802 (99%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (60)
    Non-core Resources (40)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $53,111
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $40432 (76%)
    GOV $12679 (24%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $40,483
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $36614 (90%)
    GOV $3869 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (31)
    Non-core Resources (69)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $857,984
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $680480 (79%)
    NGO $63377 (7%)
    GOV $114128 (13%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (84)
    Non-core Resources (16)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $6,780
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $6780 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $570,373
    Implemented by:
    GOV $179,578 (31%)
    NGO $74,228 (13%)
    UNFPA $316,567 (56%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (25)
    Non-core Resources (75)
    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:
    $393,321
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $204107 (52%)
    NGO $29930 (8%)
    GOV $159284 (40%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (18)
    Non-core Resources (82)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $173,533
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $108941 (63%)
    NGO $44298 (26%)
    GOV $20294 (12%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (42)
    Non-core Resources (58)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $3,520
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $3520 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-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:
    $815,413
    Implemented by:
    GOV $147,850 (18%)
    NGO $360,180 (44%)
    UNFPA $307,383 (38%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (6)
    Non-core Resources (94)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $404,900
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $207962 (51%)
    NGO $127334 (31%)
    GOV $69605 (17%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (9)
    Non-core Resources (91)
    Accountability for gender equality
    Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
    Total Spending:
    $71,494
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $675 (1%)
    NGO $50065 (70%)
    GOV $20754 (29%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (15)
    Non-core Resources (85)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $339,018
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $98746 (29%)
    NGO $182782 (54%)
    GOV $57491 (17%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Analysis on population dynamics
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $392,841
    Implemented by:
    GOV $392,841 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (27)
    Non-core Resources (73)
    National population data system
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
    Total Spending:
    $392,841
    Implemented by:
    GOV $392841 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (27)
    Non-core Resources (73)

    Programme Documentation

    CPD Gambia [2017-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/GMB/8)
    Cycle: 2017-2021
    UNDAF Gambia [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    CPD Gambia [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/GMB/6)
    Cycle: 2007-2011
    CPD Gambia [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/GMB/7)
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    CPAP Gambia [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2012-2016
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