Over 330,000 children were born in Rwanda, 2019

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 17 June 2020 at 06:36

In 2019, a total of 337,004 children were born in Rwanda according to a report by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda, (NISR).

This report, dubbed Rwanda Vital Statistics Report, combines information provided by the technology used by various agencies such as local, health, courts and others to obtain accurate and statistical information on the various health aspects of the country.

Of the newborns, 49.5% were girls while 50.5% were boys. Of these children, 98.1% were born in the hospital while 1.9% were born at home.

Usually, after birth, the health facility has the responsibility of informing the sector administration.

After the identification, the child’s mother has 30 days for registering the child within the sector in which she lives. This was amended by a decision of the Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, June 16, authorizing hospitals and clinics to register newborns.

Since last year there was still a first-hand application for a hospital to identify a child and then get him or her registered. The NISR report shows that among the children who were identified by the clinics, the number of registered children was 313,398.

Most children were born in Gasabo District where 24,521 were born, followed by Nyagatare with 16,762 children and in Bugesera with 15,923 children.

Nyabihu had 7,696 children, Ngororero had 8,312 children and Ruhango had 8,566 children.

There are 42 foreigners born in Rwanda, including 20 boys and 22 girls.
In 2019, the NISR report shows that total deaths were 23,791.

In 2019, a total of 337,004 children were born in Rwanda according to a report by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda, (NISR).

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