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Mortalidad Infantil
Twenty-five Cuban municipalities reported zero infant mortality rates in 2006, making for a current national rate of 5.3 percent.

The National Statistics Department of the Ministry of Health, which previously reported on the national infant mortality rate, said in a new report that those 25 municipalities have a population of over 800,000 inhabitants each.

According to the same source, the western province of Matanzas registered the best results since 6 of its 14 municipalities reported no death among under one-year old live births last year.

In Cuba, children are also protected since they are born without risk of contracting 13 preventable diseases, through immunization programs which have the benefits of a vaccines created by Cuban scientists.

The VaMengoc-BC anti-meningococcal vaccine is another of the achievements reached by the Cuban science in favour of children.

Source: Prensa Latina

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