World health statistics 2007 presents the most recent health statistics for WHO’s 193 Member States. This third edition includes a section with 10 highlights of global health statistics for the past year as well as an expanded set of 50 health statistics. World health statistics 2007 has been collated from publications and databases produced by WHO’s technical programmes and regional offices. The core set of indicators was selected on the basis of their relevance to global health, the availability and quality of the data, and the accuracy and comparability of estimates. The statistics for the indicators are derived from an interactive process of data collection, compilation, quality assessment and estimation occurring among WHO’s technical programmes and its Member States. During this process, WHO strives to maximize the accessibility, accuracy, comparability and transparency of health statistics.
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Key Highlights of the report on Rwanda
- Life expectancy at birth(both sexes) in 2005:
Male: 44 years
Female: 47 years
- Health Life Expectancy(both sexes) in 2002:
Male: 36 years
- Neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births) in 2004: 48 deaths per 1000 live births.
- Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) in 2005: 1,400 deaths per 100,000 live births.
- Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) in 2005: 118 deaths/1000 live births.
- HIV prevalence among adults aged ≥ 15 years (per 100 000 population) in 2005: 3,133
- TB prevalence (per 100 000 population) in 2005: 673
- TB incidence (per 100 000 population) in 2005: 361
- confirmed cases of poliomyelitis in 2005: 0
- Antenatal care coverage (%)
At least 4 visits: 10%
At least 1 visit: 93%
- Immunization coverage among 1–year–olds (%) in 2005
- Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) in 2005: 39%
- Contraceptive prevalence rate in 2000: 13.2%
- Children aged <5 years underweight for age in 2000: 20.3%
- Children aged <5 years stunted for age in 2000: 48.3%
- Health Workforce:
Number of physicians (2004): 432
Nurses (2004): 3570
Midwives (2004): 77
Dentistry personnel (2000-2006): 21
- Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic product in 2004: 7.5%