October 22, 2016

Venezuela: As expected, infant mortality rises

21st Century Socialism collateral damage:
Infant Mortality Soars in Venezuela. With hospitals suffering a catastrophic lack of supplies, the country’s babies are dying at a rate higher than Syria’s

Venezuela’s overall infant mortality rate—defined as deaths within the first year of life—is currently 18.6 per 1,000 live births, according to the most recent government statistics. That is well beyond the upper range of 15.4 Unicef estimates for war-torn Syria.

Infant deaths in Venezuela remain significantly rarer than in the world’s most impoverished countries like South Sudan and Congo, but they are rising fast, while rates in those poorer countries have been falling.

You may recall that infants are placed on cardboard boxes due to the shortage of cribs and incubators.

Additionally, gangs of colectivos are attacking medical personnel who accept supply donations,

Read more here.

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Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She blogs at Fausta’s blog on American and Latin American politics, news, current events and culture.

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