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Births attended by skilled health staff as a share of total number of births

(%)

Burundi is the top country by births attended by skilled health staff in the world. As of 2017, births attended by skilled health staff in Burundi was 85.1 %. The top 5 countries also includes Nigeria, and Haiti.

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What is births attended by skilled health staff?

Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns.