HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 3 (ACN) Cuba’s infant mortality rate will drop to 7.1 per 1,000 live births in 2023, with the westernmost province, Pinar del Rio, having the lowest rate of 3.1 per 1,000 live births.
This result favors the multisectoral work in function of the mother-child binomial, from primary and secondary health care.
Dr. Maria Teresa Machin Lopez-Portilla, head of the Maternal and Child Care Program (Pami by its Spanish acronym) in the province, explained to the Cuban News Agency that the number of deaths was reduced by 14 compared to 2022.
In the territory, the sustained work of family doctors and nurses, gynecologists, obstetricians, clinicians, pediatricians, social workers, psychologists and specialists involved in the follow-up of women from the preconception stage stands out.
The main problems faced during the year were related to hypertensive diseases in pregnancy, intrauterine growth retardation and preterm birth,” she said, “and in view of this, training activities and workshops are being carried out jointly with the University of Medical Sciences.
Six maternity homes, among them the regional