UNFPA Bhutan

While Bhutan has enjoyed robust economic growth, poverty reduction remains a priority. Serious challenges to the constitutional commitment to universal health care exist, from rising costs to poor knowledge of reproductive health, especially among young people. UNFPA has supported the integration of family planning in the health care system since it began operating in Bhutan in 1974. Today, under an expanded programme addressing overall population and development, it helps deliver comprehensive reproductive health care services, including for adolescents, and advocates for incorporating gender equality into key development frameworks.

Data overview View more

Población

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Salud materna y neonatal

  • Partos atendidos por personal de salud cualificado

Salud sexual y reproductiva

  • Tasa de prevalencia del uso de anticonceptivos, cualquier método

  • Demanda no satisfecha

Educación

Fecundidad

Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Bhutan View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Bhutan in 2018 View more

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

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

25 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

2000 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

20 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

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

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

25 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

2000 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

20 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • Ganancias
  • Principales
  • Non - core

Noticias