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The impact of fertility scenarios on health and education sectors in Rwanda using RAPID Model

Francis Bahizi, Independent Consultant

Rwanda continues to face a rapid growing population with high fertility rates, high population density (365 persons km2 ), that results into land and other sector problems like; need for more schools, teachers, requirements for infrastructure development, and the need for more trained health care personnel and necessitates strong investments in order to meet population challenges. The research is based on Rwanda’s fertility rate scenarios. RAPID model was used in the projections. The research indicates that high fertility exert more pressure and need extra services such as expenses in a bid to reduce both maternal and infant mortality rates. It calls for the Government to enhance ways and review policies for strategic planning and consider lowest or medium scenario.

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Presented in Poster Session 1