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Maternal Mortality Slightly Dropped in Rwanda
Published on 1-01-2013 - at 03:34' by Ange de la Victoire Dusabemungu

The year 2012 left Rwanda’s maternal mortality dropped from 750 of every 100,000 in 2005 to 134 in 2012.

Statistics also show that deaths of children under the age of five have fallen from 152 of every 1000 in 2005 to 54, while the number of deaths caused by malaria reduced greatly, from 54% in 2005 to 6%.

In the health sector, diseases like malaria that had afflicted Rwandans for a long time, as well as child and maternal mortality continue to reduce significantly.

Rwanda faces a generalized epidemic, with an HIV prevalence rate of 3 percent among adults ages 15 to 49.

The prevalence rate has remained relatively stable, with an overall decline since the late 1990s, partly due to improved HIV surveillance methodology.

In general, HIV prevalence is higher in urban areas than in rural areas, and women are at higher risk of HIV infection than men.

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda will continue to put more effort in health sector as well as ensuring that all Rwandans are accessing medical care.

“We will continue to fight malnutrition and give our doctors advanced training to fight HIV/AIDS” Kagame assured

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