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UNFPA Namibia

A politically stable upper middle-income country, Namibia faces continuing challenges. HIV and sexually transmitted infections rates are high, and maternal mortality and the unmet need for family planning have risen. Since 1972, UNFPA supports strengthening sexual and reproductive health services, promoting gender equality and bolstering national capacities to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Programmes help expand high-quality, emergency obstetric and newborn care and family planning services. UNFPA also encourages young people to advocate for sexual and reproductive care and forge links to HIV services. It also helps to produce high-quality demographic data.

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Key results of Namibia 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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Adolescent health competencies

Adolescent health competencies were included in curricula of health professionals
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Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities
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Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

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

3,500
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

23
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

3,500
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Community declarations on harmful practices

5
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

Total people reached with all types of GBV 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

Dignity Kits distributed

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

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Programme Activities

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    Namibia 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:
    $679,446
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $419,933 (62%)
    NGO $113,915 (17%)
    GOV $145,598 (21%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (39%)
    Non-core Resources (61%)
    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:
    $539,604
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $350,600 (65%)
    NGO $113,915 (21%)
    GOV $75,089 (14%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (34)
    Non-core Resources (66)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $16,620
    Implemented by:
    GOV $16,620 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (82)
    Non-core Resources (18)
    Sexual and reproductive health polices for those furthest behind
    Enhanced capacities to develop and implement policies, including financial protection mechanisms, that prioritize access to information and services for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for those furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $48,469
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $46,616 (96%)
    GOV $1,853 (4%)
    Funded by:
    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:
    $74,754
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $22,717 (30%)
    GOV $52,037 (70%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (30)
    Non-core Resources (70)
    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:
    $430,778
    Implemented by:
    GOV $33,020 (8%)
    UNFPA $329,985 (77%)
    NGO $67,773 (16%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (65%)
    Non-core Resources (35%)
    Adolescents and youth policies
    Policies and programmes in relevant sectors tackle the determinants of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, development and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $11,798
    Implemented by:
    GOV $11,798 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (91)
    Non-core Resources (9)
    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:
    $382,450
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $302,891 (79%)
    NGO $67,773 (18%)
    GOV $11,786 (3%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (61)
    Non-core Resources (39)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $36,530
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $27,094 (74%)
    GOV $9,436 (26%)
    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:
    $266,761
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $188,835 (71%)
    GOV $21,106 (8%)
    NGO $56,820 (21%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (78%)
    Non-core Resources (22%)
    Gender equality laws and policies
    Strengthened policy, legal and accountability frameworks to advance gender equality and empower women and girls to exercise their reproductive rights and to be protected from violence and harmful practices
    Total Spending:
    $59,857
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $59,857 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $206,904
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $128,978 (62%)
    NGO $56,820 (27%)
    GOV $21,106 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    Everyone, everywhere, is counted, and accounted for, in the pursuit of sustainable development equality
    Total Spending:
    $151,918
    Implemented by:
    GOV $128,375 (85%)
    UNFPA $23,543 (15%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (63%)
    Non-core Resources (37%)
    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:
    $71,865
    Implemented by:
    GOV $71,865 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Demographic intelligence
    Mainstreamed demographic intelligence to improve the responsiveness, targeting and impact of development policies, programmes and advocacy
    Total Spending:
    $80,053
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $23,543 (29%)
    GOV $56,510 (71%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (30)
    Non-core Resources (70)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPD Namibia [2014-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/5)
    Cycle: 2014-2018
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    CPE Namibia [2013] (DP/FPA/2012/11)
    Cycle: 2013-2013
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    CPE Namibia [2010-2012] (DP/FPA/2010/21)
    Cycle: 2010-2012
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    CPD Namibia [2019-2023] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/6)
    Cycle: 2019-2023
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    UNDAF Namibia [2014-2018]
    Cycle: 2014-2018
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    CPAP Namibia [2006-2010]
    Cycle: 2006-2010
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    CPD Namibia [2006-2010] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/4)
    Cycle: 2006-2010
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