|Central African Republic|
|São Tomé and Príncipe|
|Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health|
|Life expectancy at birth|
|Maternal mortality ratio|
|Neonatal mortality rate|
|Infant mortality rate|
|Under 5 mortality rate|
|Antenatal care coverage: 4+ visits|
|Antenatal care coverage: 8+ visits|
|Births attended by skilled health personnel|
|Postpartum care coverage for mothers|
|Postnatal care coverage for newborns|
|Exclusive breastfeeding for infants under 6 months|
|Coverage of first dose of measles vaccination|
|Stunting - short height for age under age 5|
|Wasting – low weight for height under age 5|
|Overweight - heavy for height under 5|
|Sexual and Reproductive Health|
|Child marriage before age 15|
|Child marriage before age 18|
|Female genital mutilation|
|Sexual violence by age 18 - female|
|Sexual violence by age 18 - male|
|Very early child bearing under age 16|
|Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19|
|Contraceptive prevalance rate, modern methods, all women|
|Demand satisfied for modern contraception|
|New HIV infections|
|Antiretroviral treatment coverage|
|Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV|
|New TB infections|
|New malaria infections|
|Mortality from non-communicable diseases|
|Suicide mortality rate|
|Current tobacco use among females aged 15 and over|
|Current tobacco use among males aged 15 and over|
|Harmful alcohol use aged 15 and over|
|External health expenditure as % current health expenditure|
|Government health expenditure as % current health expenditure|
|Government health expenditure as % GDP|
|Government health expenditure as % general govt expenditure|
|Government health expenditure per capita|
|Out-of-pocket health expenditure as % of current health expenditure|
|Percentage of national health budget allocated for reproductive health|
|Health systems and policies|
|Density of health workers - physicians|
|Density of health workers - nurses and midwives|
|Density of health workers - pharmaceutical staff|
|At least basic drinking water|
|At least basic sanitation services|
|Implementation of AMRH Initiative|
The purpose of this website is to allow you to compare various health indicators and performance across different countries in Africa. All 55 countries are represented and we concentrate mostly on Maternal and Child health indicators. The website is presented in English or French – by the En or Fr buttons top right. And by the way, you can get back to this page at any time from the Footer (Getting Started).
The easiest place to start is on the Indicators page (from the top menu). Here you can see all the indicators on the system.
And there is further technical information if you click on the ‘Find out more…’ button at the bottom of the page.
The next area to look at is the Countries page (from the top menu).
Clicking on any of the countries from the name or the map gives more detail about the country (eg population) and displays a trend chart showing you how that country’s Maternal Mortality ratio has changed over the years.
Click on Select Stats (either from the top menu or the Select Stats button on any chart page).
The Select Stats panel consists of a black selection overlay, which sits on top of the chart you have created, allowing you to modify your selection time after time.
The overlay allows you to select one or more countries, one or more indicators and a chart format (eg column chart, trend, scatterplot and map).
As a first example, select 6 countries and one indicator of your choice. Check that your selection is as you intend by the ‘Your selection’ section on the right side. You will see that the column chart, trend and map icons are green (active) but the scatter plot is greyed out as scatter plots require 2 indicators,and we have only selected one indicator at present.
Click on ‘Select Stats’ again (top menu middle or upper right button) and the selection overlay will appear and overlay your chart. Your chart is still there as you can see by clicking on Close , top right, to close the overlay. Your last selection (parameters, countries etc) is remembered by the overlay, so you can build up and modify a chart as you wish.
This shows you the power of the system to display as much information as possible, but bear in mind the issue of visualisation – you , or you audience need to be able to understand the chart, so keep it as simple as possible.
Another chart format is Scatter plot.
and finally Maps…