The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 193

Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets.

As with previous versions, World Health Statistics 2011 has been compiled using publications and databases produced and maintained by the technical programmes and regional offices of WHO. Indicators have been included on the basis of their relevance to global public health; the availability and quality of the data; and the reliability and comparability of the resulting estimates.

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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 24th in Africa in having the lowest under five mortality rate with 111 deaths per 1000 live births.

  1. Measles immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) in 2009

Rwanda ranks 10th in Africa with 92% measles immunization coverage among 1-year olds.

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

Rwanda ranks 25th in Africa with 540 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 16th 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 44 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 4th 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 13th 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 19th in Africa with 2.9% 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 1st in Africa with 88% Antiretroviral therapy coverage among people with advanced HIV infection.

  1. Malaria mortality rate (per 100 000 population)

Rwanda ranks 14th in Africa with 15 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 6th in Africa in having the highest Tuberculosis mortality rate among HIV-negative people. Rwanda has 76 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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