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National statistic offices, figures for 2001, 2003 and 2004
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Infant mortality in the Caspian Sea region
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Even if over the last two decades, or perhaps longer, the fertility rate has dropped significantly, the authorities nevertheless have to cope with all the health, education and employment problems associated with a rapidly rising, youthful population. Infant mortality is still a serious issue in the region and an important indicator on the overall status of the health care system.