Key indicators: Afghanistan
WHO region Eastern Mediterranean
Child health
Diphtheria tetanus toxoid and pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) (2016) 65
Demographic and socioeconomic statistics
Gender inequality index rank (2014) 152
Human development index rank (2014) 171
Health financing
Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product (2014) 8.18 (Afghanistan note)
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health (2014) 64.16 (Afghanistan note)
General government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure (2014) 12.00 (Afghanistan note)
Health systems
Physicians density (per 1000 population) (2016) 0.295
Nursing and midwifery personnel density (per 1000 population) (2014) 0.36
Mortality and global health estimates
Neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births) (2016) 40.0 [31.6-48.9]
Under-five mortality rate (probability of dying by age 5 per 1000 live births) (2016) 70.4 [56.6-84.7]
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) (2015) 396 [ 253 - 620]
Sustainable development goals
Life expectancy at birth (years) (2016) 61.0 (Male)
64.5 (Female)
62.7 (Both sexes)
Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) (2015) 50.5
World Health Statistics
Population (in thousands) total (2016) 34 656
Population proportion under 15 (%) (2016) 43.9
Population proportion over 60 (%) (2016) 4.1