UNFPA El Salvador

A low middle-income country with half the population below the age of 25, El Salvador suffers from high socioeconomic and gender inequity. High emigration rates, coupled with a slowly decreasing total fertility rate, are contributing to a rapidly ageing population. With approximately one third of all births taking place to women under age 19, UNFPA supports programmes to prevent adolescent pregnancy. Key initiatives also focus on preventing sexual violence and caring for survivors. UNFPA’s cooperation with El Salvador began in 1973.

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: El Salvador 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 El Salvador 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

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Census disaggregation

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

Vital statistics

Annual vital statistics based on civil registration were generated and published on an annual basis

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Small area estimations

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

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

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

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Census disaggregation

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

Vital statistics

Annual vital statistics based on civil registration were generated and published on an annual basis

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Small area estimations

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

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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