The 2018 CFSVA marks the fifth time that this type of survey has been conducted in Rwanda. The previous analysestook place in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015 under the overall leadership of the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda. The results of this CFSVA highlight the continuing positive trends from previous studies, namely that since 2006, Rwanda has taken great strides in reducing poverty and malnutrition in the country.
The Mortality Assessment Survey (MAS) produces estimates of Crude Death Rate; Infant Mortality Rate; Under-five Mortality rate; Neonatal and Post neonatal mortality rates; Maternal Mortality Ratio; the sex-age pattern of mortality and finally Life table construction.
Most parts of Rwanda are witnessing improved food security, according to the third Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis and Nutrion Survey (CFSVA) that highlights challenges related to population growth, widespread poverty and high levels of chronic malnutrion.