UNFPA Nicaragua

Active in Nicaragua since 1974, UNFPA supports the inclusion of issues related to population dynamics, young people, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence into public policies. Nicaragua has successfully incorporated reproductive rights in its health and education laws and policies, and made headway in reducing maternal mortality. But key challenges remain, including a high adolescent pregnancy rate. UNFPA strengthens capacities to provide high quality maternal health and newborn care, comprehensive sexuality education for young people, and investments in the country’s “demographic dividend”. It also backs measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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

Key results of Nicaragua 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

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Census disaggregation

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

16561 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

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Census disaggregation

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

16561 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
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