Global & Disaster Medicine

Venezuela: The only South American country with infant mortality rates that have risen back to 1990s levels

Thompson Reuters

“……Venezuela’s infant mortality rate – defined as the number of deaths under one year of age – was 21.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016 – up by 1.4 times the rate in 2008.
This is the equivalent to levels recorded in the late 1990s, meaning 18 years of progress may have been lost…..”

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