UNFPA started its assistance to Sao Tome and Principe in 1985. The support provided country has significantly expanded sexual and reproductive health services including family planning, maternal health and HIV, leading to improved indicators related to child, young people and women as well as in reducing gender disparities in the national legislative and policy areas and enhancing the capacity of the care and prevention of domestic and gender-based violence.

UNFPA is currently support the country through the 7th country programme cycle (2017-2021), with in targets in increasing the availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services, with focus in family planning, maternal health and HIV that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access.  

The current programme aims also towards strengthening the national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as well as the gender equality.

UNFPA Sao Tome and Principe Team.