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UNFPA Malaysia

More than half of Malaysia’s population is below the age of 30, while the proportion of elderly people is fast growing. UNFPA has provided assistance since 1973. Today, it advises on key population and development issues, focusing on vulnerable populations and young people, in terms of their access to contraception and their sexual and reproductive health needs. Programmes further strengthen the response to gender-based violence through the public health system and support the incorporation of population dynamics in policy and programme planning. Through South-South cooperation, UNFPA also encourages the exchange of experiences between Malaysia and developing nations.

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Key results of Malaysia in 2020 View more
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National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups
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Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out
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Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report
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Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted
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Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated
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Life skills programmes for girls

594,016
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

9,727
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

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

Number of adolescents aged 15-19 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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    Malaysia.10 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:
    $522,108
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $333,093 (64%)
    GOV $127,925 (25%)
    UN $31,343 (6%)
    NGO $29,747 (6%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (30)
    Non-core Resources (70)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $176,927
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $49002 (28%)
    GOV $127925 (72%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $102,862
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $41771 (41%)
    UN $31343 (30%)
    NGO $29747 (29%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $100,641
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $100641 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (81)
    Non-core Resources (19)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $141,679
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $141679 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (48)
    Non-core Resources (52)
    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:
    $72,798
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,345 (2%)
    UN $6,662 (9%)
    NGO $64,791 (89%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    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:
    $1,345
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1345 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $71,453
    Implemented by:
    UN $6662 (9%)
    NGO $64791 (91%)
    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:
    $273,409
    Implemented by:
    GOV $123,415 (45%)
    UNFPA $149,995 (55%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (39)
    Non-core Resources (61)
    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:
    $273,409
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $149995 (55%)
    GOV $123415 (45%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (39)
    Non-core Resources (61)

    Programme Documentation

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    CCPD Cabo Verde [2018-2022] (DP/FPA/OPS-ICEF/CCPD/2018/CPV/1)
    Cycle: 2018-2022
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    CPE Cabo Verde [2017] (DP/FPA/2016/11)
    Cycle: 2017-2017
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    CPE Cabo Verde [2011] (DP/FPA/2010/21)
    Cycle: 2011-2011
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    CCPD Cabo Verde [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/OPS-ICEF/CCPD/2011/CPV/1)
    Cycle: 2012-2016
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    CPD Cabo Verde [2006-2010] (DP/FPA/CCP/CPV/5/Add.1)
    Cycle: 2006-2010
    Technical notes and sources

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