Adding It Up

Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health in the African Union

وضع األمور في نصابها الصحيح االستثمار في رعاية األمهات والمواليد ي االتحاد اإلفريقي

Reproductive rights are under attack. Will you help us fight back with facts?

الوقائع متاحة باللغة العربية بملف PDF، للتحميل اضغط الرابط أعلاه.


women die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth each year.

1.1 million

babies die in the first month of life. Most maternal and newborn deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.


The information in this fact sheet can be found online in the appendix tables accompanying Sully EA et al., Adding It Up: Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2019, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2020, Data pertain to all member states of the African Union except Seychelles and the Sahrawi African Union  (Western Sahara).


This fact sheet was made possible by support from UK Aid from the UK Government and grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The findings and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions and policies of the donors. The authors thank International Planned Parenthood Federation—Sub Office to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Institute for Development Policy, and the African Population and Health Research Center for reviewing this fact sheet.