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.

Data overview Voir plus

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

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Espérance de vie

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Pratiques nuisibles

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Mauritania 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 Mauritania in 2020 Voir plus

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Population projections

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

Fistula treatment

105 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Female genital mutilation

3740 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

911 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

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

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Population projections

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

Fistula treatment

105 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Female genital mutilation

3740 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

911 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

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

Programme activities

  • Revenus
  • Principales
  • Non - core

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