Venezuela health crisis: sharp rise in infant mortality and maternal death rates

Venezuela health crisis: sharp rise in infant mortality and maternal death rates

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.

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