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World Health Statistics 2009 contains WHO’s annual compilation of data from its 193 Member States, and includes a summary of progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and targets. This edition also contains a new section on reported cases of selected infectious diseases. WHO presents World Health Statistics 2009 as an integral part of its ongoing effort to inform better measures of population health and national health systems.

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  1. Children aged <5 years underweight (%)

Rwanda ranks 20th in Africa with 18% of children <5 years underweight.

  1. Under-five mortality rate (probability of dying by age 5 per 1000 live births)

Rwanda ranks 7th in Africa in having the highest under five mortality rate with 181 deaths per 1000 live births.

  1. Measles immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) as per 2008 level

Rwanda ranks 1st in Africa with 99% measles immunization coverage among 1-year olds.

  1. Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)

Rwanda ranks 7th in Africa with the highest maternal mortality ratio, with 1,300 deaths per 100,000 live births.

  1. Births attended by skilled health personnel (%)

Rwanda ranks 25th in Africa with 52% of births attended by skilled health personnel.

  1. Contraceptive prevalence (%)

Rwanda ranks 26th in Africa with 17.4% of women married or cohabiting who report current use of at least one method of contraception.

  1. Adolescent fertility rate (per 1000 girls aged 15–19 years)

Rwanda ranks 4th in Africa with 40 births among girls aged 15–19 years per 1000 girls.

  1. Antenatal care coverage (%): at least 1 visit

Rwanda ranks 5th in Africa with 96% of women who received antenatal care from skilled health personnel at least once during pregnancy.

  1. Unmet need for family planning (%)

Rwanda ranks 2nd in Africa with the highest unmet need for family planning. Rwanda has 37.9% of women who are fecund and sexually active but are not using any method of contraception, and

report not wanting any more children or wanting to delay the next child.

  1. Prevalence of HIV among adults aged  ≥15 years per 100 000 population  

Rwanda ranks 21st in Africa with 2,342 per 100,000 population Prevalence of HIV among adults aged 15+.

  1. Males aged 15–24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS (%)

Rwanda ranks 2nd in Africa with 54% of Males aged 15–24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS. This shows the percentage of males who correctly identify the two major ways of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, who reject the two most-common local misconceptions about HIV transmission and who know that a healthy-looking person can transmit HIV.

  1. Females aged 15–24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS (%)

Rwanda ranks 3rd in Africa with 51% of Females aged 15–24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS.

  1. Antiretroviral therapy coverage among people with advanced HIV infection (%)

Rwanda ranks 3rd in Africa with 71% Antiretroviral therapy coverage among people with advanced HIV infection.

  1. Malaria mortality rate (per 100 000 population)

Rwanda ranks 13th in Africa with 59 malaria deaths per 100,000 population.

  1. Children aged <5 years sleeping under insecticide-treated nets (%)

Rwanda ranks 17th in Africa with 13% of Children aged <5 years sleeping under insecticide-treated nets.

  1. Children aged <5 years with fever who received treatment with any antimalarial (%)

Rwanda ranks 35th in Africa with the highest number of Children aged <5 years with fever who received treatment with any antimalarial. Rwanda has 12% of Children aged <5 years with fever who received treatment with any antimalarial.

  1. Tuberculosis treatment success under DOTS (%)

Rwanda ranks 5th in Africa with 86% TB treatment success under DOTS.

  1. Population using improved drinking-water sources (%)

Rwanda ranks 23rd in Africa with 65% of the population using improved drinking-water sources.

  1. Population using improved sanitation (%)

Rwanda ranks 33rd in Africa with 23% of the population using improved sanitation

 

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