Bishkek, Feb. 11, 2018 / Kabar /. Infant mortality declined by 4.5% in Kyrgyzstan in 2017, the website of the government reported on the results of the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Cholpon Sultanbekova in the meeting of the board of the Ministry of Health.
Its is reported that according to the results of 2017, the infant mortality rate decreased by 4.5%, which was 15.2 per 1000 live births compared to 16.6 in 2016.
There is an increase in maternal mortality by 1.4%, in total 48 pregnant women died in the republic during childbirth and the postpartum period. The maternal mortality rate was 31.2 per 100 000 live births (48 women died in 2016, the indicator was 30.8).
In recent years, UNICEF has worked with the Ministry of Health to improve the skills of health workers. After some time, the experts conducted monitoring and noted the improvement of the infrastructure in departments, the availability of medicines, the practical skills of health workers in the provision of primary resuscitation of newborns and assistance in emergency obstetric situations.