Brazil: Over a 22-Year Span, Infant Morality Rate Drops by 77% Nationwide

Posted on September 14, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Health

On September 14, 2013, reported that the infant mortality in Brazil dropped by 77% from 1990 to 2012. In the state of Ceará, the rate dropped by 82%. The significant drop in the rates is due to many factors including the formation of the Unified Health System, increased availability of immunizations, cleaner sanitary conditions, and better care for mothers. Brazil is ranked #7 in the world for working to reduce morality rates although its infant morality ranks 120th in the world with Luxembourg in last place. Read Article

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