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.

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Key results of Sao Tome and Principe in 2019

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

2748 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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

2748 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • Revenus
  • Principales
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Sao Tome and Principe 2019 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$276,721
Implemented by:
UNFPA $243,506 (88%)
GOV $33,215 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (31)
Non-core Resources (69)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$259688
Implemented by:
UNFPA $226473 (87%)
GOV $33215 (13%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (33%)
Non-core Resources (67%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$17033
Implemented by:
UNFPA $17033 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$22,315
Implemented by:
GOV $22,315 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$22315
Implemented by:
GOV $22315 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$294,309
Implemented by:
UNFPA $275,958 (94%)
GOV $18,350 (6%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (98)
Non-core Resources (2)
Demographic intelligence
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
Total Spending:
$147762
Implemented by:
UNFPA $146186 (99%)
GOV $1576 (1%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$146547
Implemented by:
UNFPA $129773 (89%)
GOV $16774 (11%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (96%)
Non-core Resources (4%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Sao Tome and Principe [2017-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/STP/7)
Cycle: 2017-2021
CPD Sao Tome & Principe [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/STP/6)
Cycle: 2012-2016

UNDAF Sao Tome & Principe [2012-2016]

Cycle: 2012-2016

CPAP Sao Tome & Principe [2012-2016]

Cycle: 2012-2016

Notes techniques et sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

Les dénominations et contenus tels que présentés sur la carte ne sauraient refléter l’expression d’un quelconque parti pris de la part de l’UNFPA quant au statut légal d’un pays, d’un territoire, d’une ville ou d’une zone (ou des autorités qui les gouvernent), ou quant au tracé de leurs frontières ou délimitations. La ligne en pointillés représente le tracé approximatif de la ligne de contrôle dans l'État de Jammu et Cachemire sur lequel se sont accordés l’Inde et le Pakistan. Les parties n’ont, pour l’heure, pas trouvé d’accord sur le statut définitif de Jammu et Cachemire.

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