UNFPA Madagascar

With a rapidly growing population putting pressure on a weak health care system, Madagascar contends with a high maternal death rate and a large unmet need for family planning. Thousands of women also suffer from birth injuries like obstetric fistula. UNFPA has provided assistance since 1978. It is currently financing more than 90 per cent of reproductive health commodities, part of a drive to extend quality reproductive health and family planning services, including for vulnerable groups. Programmes also support the reduction of gender-based violence and assist the development of reliable demographic data.

Data overview View more

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: Madagascar 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 Madagascar in 2018 View more

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

Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Census disaggregation

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

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Small area estimations

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

Fistula treatment

1266 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

1220 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

11 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

4916 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

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

Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Census disaggregation

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

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Small area estimations

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

Fistula treatment

1266 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

1220 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

11 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

4916 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
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