Cuba Reports 4.3-Percent Infant Mortality Rate


Cuba has reported so far this year an infant mortality rate of 4.3 percent per 1,000 live births, lower than the 4.9 percent registered in 2011, when it reached the lowest level in the region, sources from the sector said on Monday.
Doctor Maria Isabel Martinez, secretary general of the Health Workers’ Trade Union, said in a television interview that Cuba has always registered an infant mortality rate under 5 percent over the past five years.

Only Canada (4.92) made a similar achievement in the American continent in 2011, while the United States concluded with 6.06.

According to Martinez, those results are an incentive for the health workers to attend the May Day march on Tuesday.

About 50,000 health workers will take part in the march in Havana, venue of the main event on Workers’ International Day, representing almost half a million Cuban health workers.

Taken from Prensa Latina

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