CUBA TO AGAIN HAVE CHILD MORTALITY RATE OF BELOW FIVE PER THOUSAND

HAVANA, Dec 24 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) — For the sixth consecutive year, 2015 is predicted to close at a rate of child mortality in Cuba OF below five per a thousand live births.

A report here Wednesday said that the results of the Mother and Child Programme are the fruit of the Medical Genetics programmes which since 1983 was resized and improved and that of immunization.

The latter protects children against 13 preventable diseases by applying 11 vaccines or immuno-biologicals products, eight of them produced in Cuba.

“This contributed to the fact that, for several years now, the nation exhibits an infant mortality rate below five, lower than the one of developed countries like the United States and Canada,” said the Cuban News Agency.

Moreover, in the current year, more than 7,000 Cubans were beneficiaries of cell replacement therapy in regenerative medicine in conditions regarding angiology, orthopedics and dentistry, according to the Institute of Haematology and Immunology, of national reference in that branch.

“It should be also noted that for the fourth consecutive year, a million surgeries were performed in Cuba,” added the statement. — NNN-PRENSA LATINA

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