Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights


There is a low burden of disease but trend-indicating health statistics are weakened by ambiguities around actual numbers of people living with HIV.  Government officials attribute this to individuals seeking treatment in the late stages of AIDS, treatment defaulting, and a lack of funding and human resources to generate comprehensive information on the scale and nature of the HIV epidemic. There is very low maternal mortality aided by complete coverage of skilled birth attendants, low and declining overall fertility, and a low burden of disease overall.


Indicator Outcome
Maternal mortality (out of 13,300 births total) 1 (2013)
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) (deaths in the first year of life) 17.73 (2013)
Child mortality rate (per 1000 live births, in the first five years) 14.2 (2013)
Proportion of Births Attended by Skilled Birth Attendants 100% (2012)
Total fertility rate 2.21 (2012)
Adolescent birth rate (births per 1000 girls aged 15-19) 56.26 (2012)
Contraceptive prevalence rate (% of women aged 15 to 49 years reporting that they use any method of contraception) 49% (2012)
Number of people living with HIV 376 (2013)
Adults aged 15 to 49 prevalence rate 2.5% (2014)
Women Living with HIV as proportion of total 42% (2014)
HIV positive pregnant women receiving antiretroviral drugs to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission 95% (2014)

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