Key indicators: South Sudan
WHO region Africa
Child health
Diphtheria tetanus toxoid and pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) (2016) 26
Demographic and socioeconomic statistics
Gender inequality index rank (2014) ...
Human development index rank (2014) 169
Health financing
Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product (2014) 2.74
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health (2014) 58.48
General government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure (2014) 4.00
Mortality and global health estimates
Neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births) (2016) 37.9 [20.5-67.3]
Under-five mortality rate (probability of dying by age 5 per 1000 live births) (2016) 90.7 [56.4-143.6]
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) (2015) 789 [ 523 - 1 150]
Sustainable development goals
Life expectancy at birth (years) (2016) 58.6 (Both sexes)
57.7 (Male)
59.6 (Female)
Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) (2008-2010) 19.4
World Health Statistics
Population (in thousands) total (2016) 12 231
Population proportion under 15 (%) (2016) 41.9
Population proportion over 60 (%) (2016) 1.8