Cuba reduces infant mortality births in 2016

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HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. 5, CMC – Cuba’s Health Minister Roberto Morales says the island reduced its infant mortality rate to 4.3 per thousand live births last year and the results will be replicated in 2017.
According to Morales, the Spanish speaking Caribbean island closed the year with improvements in the main sanitary indicators and the child-mother program, while life expectancy continued to grow.
Concerning infrastructure, he said nine thousand institutions, including hospitals and clinics received some rehabilitation work as well as new equipment.
The health minister said the Cuban government is determined to continue with a well-designed maintenance policy to avoid spending millions of dollars each year unnecessarily.
¨We have the means for the Cuban health system to become an example of efficiency and sustainability,” he said.

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