UNFPA Sao Tome & Principe

With UNFPA support since 1985, Sao Tome and Principe has significantly expanded reproductive health services, leading to improved indicators related to child and maternal health. The use of family planning, however, remains low and the adolescent pregnancy rate is high, exacerbating the vulnerability of young people, particularly girls. UNFPA programmes use a multisectoral approach to address reproductive health issues and strong communications to promote behavioural change and reposition family planning, including gender and youth issues, into the national development.

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Census disaggregation

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

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

5,124
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

332
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Programme Activities

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    Sao Tome and Principe 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:
    $427,879
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $393,792 (92%)
    GOV $34,087 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (27)
    Non-core Resources (73)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $427,879
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $393792 (92%)
    GOV $34087 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (27)
    Non-core Resources (73)
    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:
    $54,114
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $37,708 (70%)
    GOV $16,407 (30%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $54,114
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $37708 (70%)
    GOV $16407 (30%)
    Funded by:
    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:
    $11,329
    Implemented by:
    GOV $11,193 (99%)
    UNFPA $136 (1%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $11,329
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $136 (1%)
    GOV $11193 (99%)
    Funded by:
    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:
    $216,872
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $205,267 (95%)
    GOV $11,606 (5%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $141,499
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $132753 (94%)
    GOV $8746 (6%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $75,373
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $72514 (96%)
    GOV $2859 (4%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

    CPD Sao Tome and Principe [2017-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/STP/7)
    Cycle: 2017-2021
    UNDAF Sao Tome & Principe [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    CPAP Sao Tome & Principe [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    CPD Sao Tome & Principe [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/STP/6)
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    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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