With 1.5 deaths every 1,000 live births, Sancti Spíritus ranks as the province with the lowest infant mortality rate in the country this year
Of the 1 150 babies admitted in the neonatology ward of Sancti Spiritus maternity hospital last year, only eight couldn’t make it.
Cuba ended 2012 with an infant mortality rate of 4.6 percent per 1,000 live births, the lowest rate of America, according to the local press.
The infant mortality rate for children under five fell for Latin America and the Caribbean from 54 to 23 deaths per 1,000 live births over the last 10 years, a PAHO/WHO report says.
Encouraging news have been known in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus: infant mortality rate has been dropped to 3.7 per 1,000 live births.