UNFPA Mauritania

Active in Mauritania since 1979, UNFPA works to increase the quality of and access to reproductive health services, and to integrate population issues into national strategies. Programmes support the Government to promote gender equality and to develop national strategies on youth and reproductive health, as well as a roadmap for the reduction of maternal mortality. UNFPA assistance helps increase capacities to address obstetric fistula, prevent HIV, and produce quality demographic data. It is also actively contributing to integrating sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian crisis responses.

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  • 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



Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

FGM Dashboard - Mauritania Read more

Key Indicators
Population size, female age 15-49 (in thousands), 2012
Prevalence of FGM among women 15-49 (%)
Prevalence of FGM among girls 15-19 (%)
Ethnic group with the highest prevalence in the country (%)
Existence of national policies and laws banning FGM; Year passed
*Later dates reflect amendments to the original law or new laws
Transparencia Read more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Mauritania

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Mauritania*

Healthy years of life saved (women)
Healthy years of life saved (children)
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Mauritania

Maternal deaths averted
Child deaths averted
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Mauritania

Unintended pregnancies averted
Abortions averted