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Maternal and infant mortality figure still much too high

According to the latest epidemiological bulletin issued by the Ministry of Public Health, in the first 11 months of this year, maternal and infant mortality were the two health indicators that registered the highest number of deaths in the country.

There were 2,358 infant deaths of which 76.7% died in the first month of life and 48.9% in the first six days.

In addition there were 167 maternal deaths during labor.

Source; DR1, Diariodigital

Dec 8, 2015

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