Key indicators: Sierra Leone
WHO region Africa
Child health
Diphtheria tetanus toxoid and pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) (2015) 86
Demographic and socioeconomic statistics
Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population) (2011) 51.7
Gender inequality index rank (2014) 145
Human development index rank (2014) 181
Health financing
Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product (2014) 11.09 (Sierra Leone note)
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health (2014) 83.01 (Sierra Leone note)
General government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure (2014) 10.84 (Sierra Leone note)
Health systems
Physicians density (per 1000 population) (2010) 0.024
Nursing and midwifery personnel density (per 1000 population) (2010) 0.319
Mortality and global health estimates
Neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births) (2015) 34.9 [24.5-48.3]
Under-five mortality rate (probability of dying by age 5 per 1000 live births) (2015) 120.4 [97.8-145.3]
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) (2015) 1 360 [ 999 - 1 980]
Public health and environment
Population using improved drinking-water sources (%) (2015) 84.9 (Urban)
62.6 (Total)
47.8 (Rural)
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) (2015) 6.9 (Rural)
22.8 (Urban)
13.3 (Total)
Sustainable development goals
Life expectancy at birth (years) (2015) 49.3 (Male)
50.8 (Female)
50.1 (Both sexes)
Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) (2013) 59.7
World Health Statistics
Population (in thousands) total (2015) 6453.2
Population proportion under 15 (%) (2015) 42.4
Population proportion over 60 (%) (2015) 4.4
Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) (2007-2012) 43