UNFPA Guinea-Bissau

Since its independence in 1974, Guinea Bissau has experienced chronic instability, armed conflict and socio-economic challenges. Poverty afflicts nearly 70 per cent of the people. There has been progress in increasing contraceptive prevalence, but maternal mortality remains high and HIV rates have increased. UNFPA helps sustain focus on quality reproductive health care such as family planning and emergency obstetric services, and assists in the procurement of essential commodities to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections. Assistance with the census ensures accurate data for policies and programmes, while engagement with youth and women promotes respect for reproductive rights.

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Key results of Guinea-Bissau in 2020 View more

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

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 sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Fistula treatment

839
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

34,428
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Child, early and forced marriage

94,290
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

140,935
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

639
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Community declarations on harmful practices

85
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

83,749
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
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Programme Activities

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    Guinea-Bissau 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:
    $960,225
    Implemented by:
    GOV $61,186 (6%)
    UNFPA $823,144 (86%)
    NGO $75,895 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (54)
    Non-core Resources (46)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $29,945
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $23686 (79%)
    GOV $6259 (21%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (32)
    Non-core Resources (68)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $194,794
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $172628 (89%)
    GOV $22166 (11%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (44)
    Non-core Resources (56)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $190,892
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $173274 (91%)
    GOV $17617 (9%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (22)
    Non-core Resources (78)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $544,594
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $453556 (83%)
    NGO $75895 (14%)
    GOV $15143 (3%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (70)
    Non-core Resources (30)
    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:
    $229,506
    Implemented by:
    GOV $35,570 (15%)
    NGO $59,653 (26%)
    UNFPA $134,283 (59%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (33)
    Non-core Resources (67)
    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:
    $174,937
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $88523 (51%)
    NGO $50844 (29%)
    GOV $35570 (20%)
    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:
    $34,479
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $25670 (74%)
    NGO $8809 (26%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (74)
    Non-core Resources (26)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $20,091
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $20091 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (98)
    Non-core Resources (2)
    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:
    $238,984
    Implemented by:
    GOV $64,449 (27%)
    NGO $135,080 (57%)
    UNFPA $39,455 (17%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (18)
    Non-core Resources (82)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $82,987
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2920 (4%)
    NGO $73700 (89%)
    GOV $6367 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (39)
    Non-core Resources (61)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $155,996
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $36535 (23%)
    NGO $61379 (39%)
    GOV $58082 (37%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (7)
    Non-core Resources (93)
    Analysis on population dynamics
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $258,954
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $248,993 (96%)
    GOV $9,961 (4%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (79)
    Non-core Resources (21)
    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:
    $258,954
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $248993 (96%)
    GOV $9961 (4%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (79)
    Non-core Resources (21)

    Programme Documentation

    CPE Guinea-Bissau [2015] (DP/FPA/2014/12)
    Cycle: 2015-2015
    CPE Guinea-Bissau [2014] (DP/FPA/2013/10)
    Cycle: 2014-2014
    CPD Guinea-Bissau [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/GNB/6)
    Cycle: 2016-2020
    CPD Guinea-Bissau [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/GNB/5)
    Cycle: 2008-2012
    CPAP Guinea-Bissau [2008-2012]
    Cycle: 2008-2012
    Technical notes and sources

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