The primary objective of the 2019–20 RDHS is to provide up-to-date estimates of basic demographic and health indicators, including estimates of micronutrient indicators. As part of the survey, blood samples were collected to measure biomarkers of inflammation, anemia, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin B12 status in children age 6–59 months and in women age 15–49. In addition, women were tested for folate (blood sample) and iodine status (urine sample). Anthropometry and malaria infection data were also collected for children age 6–59 months and women age 15–49.
This report defines and computes indexes of progress in water provision, sanitation services, and hygiene for Rwanda, as well as an overall WASH index. The raw data come from DHS, EICV, and MIS surveys, from 2010 through 2020.
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.