UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
UNFPA began its work in Kazakhtstan in 1992. The main focus of UNFPA assistance to Kazakhstan is achieving the Millennium Development Goal 5: improving mothers’ health through insuring decrease of maternal mortality and attaining universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. UNFPA Country Programme for 2010-2015 is based on national priorities supporting Republic of Kazakhstan to implement Strategic Plan of Development up to 2020, State Programme of Healthcare Development “Salamatty Kazakhstan” for 2011-2015, Strategy of Gender Equality for 2006-2016 and other policies. Adolescents, young people, women of reproductive age and senior citizens especially from the socially vulnerable population groups (i.e. women having many children, residents of rural areas, migrants, people with disabilities, people with HIV and high risk of acquiring HIV) are in particular focus of the Country Programme. read more