Haiti Is Killing Children As Quickly As They Are Born

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Haiti is once again leading the region. The country has been ranked poorly for lacking in the care provided to its newly born children. Haiti has been classified as having the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere.

The Haiti child mortality rate was at a level of 69 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015. It came down from 71 deaths per 1,000 live births of 2014. In 2005, the same rate was 90. This rate is often used as an indicator in rating a country's overall health. Overall, the infant mortality rate of the world is 42.09 according to CIA World Factbook.

In Haiti, 34% of all the deaths of children under 5 years of age, took place in the neonatal period. A neonatal death is defined as a death during the first 28 days of life. In addition, approximately 90% of these deaths occurring in the first week of life.

Do you think Haiti will be able to make some improvement in the area of infant mortality?

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Franck Noziere says...

It's not that simple, until thing change in Haiti it will continue to happen, what I meant is until people can find a job so they can feed their families, can have access to good care good education it's not going to change.

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