Rwanda Maternal Mortality Ratio Reduces

News Ghana

The 2014/2015 findings released on Friday by the National Institute Statistics of Rwanda is the fifth in a series of demographic and health surveys conducted in the small Central African country as part of the global Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).

The number of married women with a satisfied demand for Family Planning grew to 53 percent from 17 percent in 2005 and the average number of children a woman is likely to produce in her lifetime reduced to 4.2 children down from 6.1 children in 2005.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the release of the report, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda minister of health said that Rwanda has taken tremendous steps towards reducing maternal death rate.

“We have reached our national target and millennium development goals target. These achievements are a result multi-sector collaboration and all is attributed to good leadership,” she noted.

Binagwaho stated that the government through the ministry of health is committed to considerably eradicate maternal mortality rate in the country in the next few years.