UNFPA Sao Tome & Principe

With UNFPA support since 1985, Sao Tome and Principe has significantly expanded reproductive health services, leading to improved indicators related to child and maternal health. The use of family planning, however, remains low and the adolescent pregnancy rate is high, exacerbating the vulnerability of young people, particularly girls. UNFPA programmes use a multisectoral approach to address reproductive health issues and strong communications to promote behavioural change and reposition family planning, including gender and youth issues, into the national development.

Data overview View more

Population

Population par tranche d'âge, %
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    Population âgée de 0 à 14 ans (en %)
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    Population âgée de 15 à 64 ans (en %)
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    Population aged 65+

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié, %, 2014-2019
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    Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié

Planification familiale

Proportion of demand satisfied with modern methods, women aged 15-49, per cent, 2022
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    Modern method  

Éducation

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Gender, Rights, and Human Capital

Pratiques nuisibles

Key results of Sao Tome and Principe in 2021 View more
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Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards
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Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities
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Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards
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School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards
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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
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Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth
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Minimum Initial Services Package

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Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
Demographic Dividend: Sao Tome and Principe View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Espérance de vie

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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