UNFPA Colombia

Colombia is a middle-income country, but development lags behind in some rural areas and among four million people uprooted by conflict. Adolescent fertility is high, though overall rates have fallen. The maternal mortality rate indicates gaps in health services. Active in Colombia since 1974, UNFPA helps cultivate state capacities to manage population, reproductive health and gender equity issues, including through integrated services for people suffering displacement and poverty. It encourages women’s and youth organizations to advocate for their sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, and promotes a life-cycle approach to reproductive health care.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Colombia View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

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 Colombia in 2018 View more

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

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

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Minimum Initial Services Package

1802 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

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

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Minimum Initial Services Package

1802 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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