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Rwanda commits to increasing heath sector spending and reducing maternal mortality by 2015 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Rwanda
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: Public health services; Youth and Women; Health and population
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Rwanda commits to increasing heath sector spending and reducing maternal mortality by 2015
Description/achievement of initiative

Rwanda commits to increasing heath sector spending from 10.9% to 15% by 2012; reducing maternal mortality from 750 per 100,000 live births to 268 per 100,000 live births by 2015 and to halve neonatal mortality among women who deliver in a health facility by training five times more midwives (increasing the ratio from 1/100,000 to 1/20,000). Rwanda will reduce the proportion of children with chronic malnutrition (stunting) from 45% to 24.5% through promoting good nutrition practices, and will increase the proportion of health facilities with electricity and water to 100%.

Implementation methodologies

By training more midwives and promoting good nutrition practices. For additional information, please refer to the deliverables.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Rwanda commits to increasing heath sector spending from 10.9% to 15% by 2012. 2012
Rwanda commits to reducing maternal mortality from 750 per 100,000 live births to 268 per 100,000 live births by 2015 and to halve neonatal mortality among women who deliver in a health facility by training five times more midwives (increasing the ratio from 1/100,000 to 1/20,000). 2015
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