WHO presents World Health Statistics 2015 as an integral part of its ongoing efforts to provide enhanced access to comparable high-quality statistics 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.

2015 represents the target year for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). By assessing the progress made based upon data available up to 2014 this report provides a clear indication of whether the regional and global targets set for 2015 are likely to be met. It should be noted, however, that the progress assessments reported below may change for some countries once the 2015 data have been taken into account in upcoming final analyses.

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Average Annual Rate of Decline;

  1. % in under-five mortality rate,1990–2013
  • Rwanda reduced under 5 mortality rate by 66%, nearly meeting the set MDG target of 67%.
  1. Measles immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) in 2013
  • Rwanda has 97% measles immunization coverage among 1 year olds in 2013. It surpassed the target of  90% coverage by 2015 set at the 2010 World Health Assembly.
  1. (%) in maternal mortality ratio, 1990–2013
  • Rwanda’s reduction in maternal mortality ratio is 77%. Rwanda exceeds the MDG target of 75%.
  1. Births attended by skilled health personnel (%)
  • Only 69% births attended by skilled health personnel. Rwanda is still below the targeted 90% coverage by 2015 set by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+5).
  1. Antenatal care coverage (%) at least one visit

Rwanda has 98% Antenatal care coverage. Rwanda is close to meeting the global target of 100% coverage on at least one visit by 2015 set by the ICPD+5.

  1. Unmet need for family planning (%)
  • Rwanda has 21% unmet need for family planning. This means that 21%  of women who are productive and sexually active but want to stop or delay childbearing are not using any method of contraception. Achieving the MDG target of universal access to reproductive health by 2015 can be interpreted as 0% unmet need.
  1. (%) in HIV prevalence, 2001–2013
  • Rwanda 76% reduction in HIV incidence.
  1. (%) in tuberculosis mortality rate(among HIV negative people),1990–2013
  • Rwanda has -35% reduction rate in TB mortality rate among HIV negative people. Rwanda is far from achieving the 50% MDG target on TB mortality rate among HIV negative people.
  1. (%) in proportion of population without access to improved drinking-water sources, 1990-2012
  • Rwanda has 28% reduction in population without access to improved drinking water. There is positive progress towards meeting the 50% MDG reduction rate target.
  1. (%) in proportion of population without access to improved sanitation
  • Rwanda has 49% reduction in proportion of population without access to improved sanitation.
  • Rwanda is at the AARD of 2.7% required in order to reach the MDG target of halving, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to basic sanitation.

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