UNFPA Lesotho

A least developed country according to the Human Development Index, Lesotho is a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. With more than half the population living below the poverty line, it faces major challenges including high HIV prevalence and a high maternal mortality rate. UNFPA initiatives in Lesotho, among others, provide support to reduce maternal mortality, prevent HIV, particularly among youth, reduce gender inequality, and develop quality data related to population issues.

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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: Lesotho 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 Lesotho in 2018 Voir plus

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

Life skills programmes for girls

59388 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

4000 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

Life skills programmes for girls

59388 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

4000 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Programme activities

  • Revenus
  • Principales
  • Non - core

Actualités