Mozambican Health Minister Calls for Improved Efforts to Reduce Child Mortality
February 26, 2010
Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido on Wednesday encouraged participants at a National Conference on Pediatrics to identify new ways to slash rates of child mortality in the country, which, "according to the 2008 statistics, stands at 138 deaths of children under the age of five per every 1,000 live births," Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique/allAfrica.com reports. During the meeting -- which was supported by PEPFAR, the CDC and UNICEF, among others -- Garrido pointed to the effects of malaria and chronic malnutrition on Mozambican children's health (2/25).
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