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WHO presents World Health Statistics 2010 as an integral part of its ongoing efforts to provide enhanced access to high-quality data on core measures of population health and national health systems. Unless otherwise stated, all estimates have been cleared following consultation with Member States and are published here as official WHO figures. However, these best estimates have been derived using standard categories and methods to enhance their cross-national comparability. As a result they should not be regarded as the nationally endorsed statistics of Member States which may have been derived using alternative methodologies.

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  1. Children aged <5 years underweight (%)

Rwanda ranks 23rd 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 23rd in Africa in having the lowest under five mortality rate with 112 deaths per 1000 live births.

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

Rwanda ranks 8th in Africa with 92% measles immunization coverage among 1-year olds.

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

Rwanda ranks 40th in Africa with 1,300 deaths per 100,000 live births.

  1. Births attended by skilled health personnel (%)

Rwanda ranks 26th in Africa with 52% of births attended by skilled health personnel.

  1. Contraceptive prevalence (%)

Rwanda ranks 14th in Africa with 36.4% 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 and at least 4 visits

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

  1. Unmet need for family planning (%)

Rwanda ranks 16th 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 15–49 years (%)

Rwanda ranks 21st in Africa with 2.8% Prevalence of HIV among adults aged 15–49 years.

  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 15th in Africa with 24% 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 11th in Africa with the lowest number of Children aged <5 years with fever who received treatment with any antimalarial. Rwanda has only 6% of Children aged <5 years with fever who received treatment with any antimalarial.

  1. Tuberculosis mortality rate among HIV-negative people (per 100 000 population)

Rwanda ranks 7th in Africa in having the highest Tuberculosis mortality rate among HIV-negative people. Rwanda has 71 TB among HIV-negative people deaths per 100 000 population.

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

Rwanda ranks 27th in Africa with 65% of the population using improved drinking-water sources.

  1. Population using improved sanitation (%)

Rwanda ranks 10th in Africa with 54% of the population using improved sanitation

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