The Minister of health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova at the international forum on reducing child mortality before said that the doctors were able to go very far in saving newborn lives. Over the past 30 years, infant mortality has decreased three times, that should certainly delight. It is the infant mortality rate largely determines the overall state of healthcare in the country.
Today, the infant mortality rate is 8.2 per thousand children, writes Interfax. Skvortsova emphasizes that the trend towards the reduction of infant mortality persists. We can talk and figure of 7.9 per thousand live births in developed medical institutions. Gradual reduction of mortality among children allows you to tighten and other health indicators.
It is noteworthy that along with the infant decreased maternal mortality. Over the past three years, this indicator has decreased by 71%. Skvortsova notes in 21 regions of the country, the maternal mortality ratio has reached absolute zero. This means that during childbirth during the year has not killed any woman.