Venezuela: Increase in infant and maternal death rates

Posted on May 10, 2017 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Venezuela Conflict 2014

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK reported there has been a sharp rise in infant mortality and maternal death rates in Venezuela.
In the first figures released for two years, the Health Ministry said the number of women dying in childbirth was up by 65%, while child deaths were up 30%.

There has also been a jump in illnesses such as malaria and diphtheria.

The figures reflect the country’s deep economic crisis which the opposition says the government has mismanaged.

President Nicolas Maduro says the health crisis is caused by medicines being hoarded to encourage a coup against him. Read Article

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