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The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported that in 2014 was registered in the Isle infant mortality rate of 4.2 per thousand live births, the same as 2013, presented as "the lowest in history."

The provinces of Cienfuegos, Pinar del Rio and Villa Clara reported lower rates with 3.0; 3.1 and 3.2, respectively. In 24 municipalities infant deaths did not occur.

The greatest numbers of deaths occurred in Ciego de Ávila (6.2 per thousand births), Artemis (6.1) and Matanzas (5.2), according to official data.

Dr. Roberto Alvarez Fumero, a specialist in pediatrics and head of the department of Maternal Health Program in the Public Health Ministry, said that among the main causes of death in children under one year are "conditions originating in the perinatal period, congenital defects and genetic diseases, and infections."

As for maternal mortality, the official report said increased from 38.9 in 2013 to 35.1 per 100,000 live births for the third consecutive year, no more than 27 female deaths directly related to pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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