This report brings together the most recent data on the proposed health and selected health-related SDG indicators – to assess the current situation and describe crucial data gaps. In the current absence of official goal-level indicators, summary measures of health such as (healthy) life expectancy are used to provide a general assessment of the situation. As universal health coverage (UHC) is a central concern, statistics are presented on a service-coverage index and on measures of financial protection using the WHO/World Bank UHC monitoring framework. In relation to equity, special attention is given to describing the statistical situation disaggregated by key demographic, geographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Because the 2030 Agenda emphasizes the interlinked nature of all the various goals, this report also includes indicators of selected health determinants and risk factors in relation to other SDG targets. More work is required to fully integrate monitoring the health dimension in other goals.

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Key highlights of the report on Rwanda:

  1. The report ranked Rwanda 7th country in Africa with high life expectancy(66.1 years)
  1. Rwanda is ranked 9th in Africa with lowest Maternal Mortality ratio in 2015: (290/100,000 live births)
  1. Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel 2006-2014: Rwanda is ranked 9th in Africa, with 91% of births attended by skilled health personnel.
  • Under-five mortality rates per 1000 live births, in 2015: Rwanda is ranked 6th in Africa with 41.5.
  • Percentage of HIV infections among adults 15–49 years old (per 1000 uninfected population), in 2014: Rwanda is ranked 20th in Africa with 1.1%
  • TB incidence per 100 000: Rwanda is ranked 8th in Africa with 63 TB incidences per 100,000 people.
  • Malaria incidence (per 1000 population at risk in 2013): Rwanda is ranked 13th in Africa with 121.1 malaria incidences per 1000 population at risk.
  • Rwanda is ranked First in Africa in the number of infants receiving 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine in 2014.
  • Rwanda is ranked 13th in Africa with the lowest probability of dying from any of the four main NCDs between ages 30 and 70 as per 2012. (19.1%).
  • Rwanda is ranked the 28th country in Africa with the highest Suicide mortality rates (per 100,000 population in 2012) — 7.6%
  • Total alcohol per capita (>15 years of age) consumption, in litres of pure alcohol, projected estimates, 2015: Rwanda is ranked 7th in Africa with total alcohol per capita consumption at 10 litres.
  • Road traffic mortality rate (per 100 000 population), in 2013: Rwanda is ranked 6th in Africa with 32.1 deaths/100,000 population.
  • Proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods, 2005–2015: Rwanda is ranked 9th in Africa with 65% of women whose family planning need is satisfied.
  • Mortality rate attributed to exposure to unsafe WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) services (per 100 000 population), in 2012: Rwanda is 7th in Africa with 19.4 deaths/100,000 population.
  • Skilled health professional density (per 100 000 pop 2005-2013): Rwanda is ranked 19th in Africa with 7.5 health professionals per 100,000 people.
  • With 37.9%, Rwanda is the 14th country in Africa with the highest prevalence in stunting children who are under age five.(2005-2015)

With 62%, Rwanda is the 8th country in Africa with the highest proportion of population using improved sanitation in 2015.

  • With 5.8 deaths/100,000 population, Rwanda is ranked 7th in Africa with lowest Mortality rate due to homicide in 2012.

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