UNFPA Benin

While Benin remains a poor country, the Government is committed to poverty reduction, especially among vulnerable populations. Maternal mortality rates are high, for reasons including insufficient emergency obstetric and newborn care, and a high unmet need for family planning. UNFPA supports programmes to improve services in both areas and expand reproductive health care specific to adolescents and youth. It helps strengthen statistical information systems as well as national capacities to manage and coordinate population programmes. Support for gender equality includes initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Santé maternelle et néonatale

  • Naissances assistées par un professionnel de santé qualifié en

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

  • Taux de prévalence des contraceptifs (toutes méthodes confondues)

  • Besoin non satisfait

Éducation

Fécondité

Taux de fécondité global, 2010-2015

Espérance de vie

Espérance de vie à la naissance (en années), 2010-2015

Pratiques nuisibles

Mariage d'enfants à 18 ans, en pourcentage, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Benin Voir plus

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Espérance de vie

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 Benin in 2018 Voir plus

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

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Adolescent health competencies

Adolescent health competencies were included in curricula of health professionals

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

Prevention of stigma and discrimination was included in curricula of health professionals

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Fistula treatment

1357 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

117332 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

218 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

200 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

1302 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

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

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Adolescent health competencies

Adolescent health competencies were included in curricula of health professionals

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

Prevention of stigma and discrimination was included in curricula of health professionals

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Fistula treatment

1357 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

117332 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

218 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

200 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

1302 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure Voir plus

Programme activities

  • Revenus
  • Principales
  • Non - core

Actualités