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Infant mortality per region, district or oblast

Infant mortality per region, district or oblast

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Uploaded 01 Mar 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2012 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz (le Monde Diplomatique) and Cecile Marine
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Public health policies during the Soviet period eliminated several traditional diseases. But for lack of adequate investment in medical equipment and drugs in the 1970s and 1980s they failed to effectively halt a worrying rise in the death rate, for infants and for the population as a whole. This setback is very noticeable all over Russia, but in much of the Caspian basin it went hand in hand with a shortage of amenities, due to the distance from the country’s main economic centres. Several additional factors have contributed to the emergence of new health problems, in particular the increase in perinatal or infant mortality, the reappearance of diseases such as tuberculosis or polio that had almost been eradicated, and an increase in the number of hepatitis and cholera foci. In Azerbaijan, the highest morbidity rate is related to diseases of the respiratory organs (11 274 cases per 100 000 people), with a similar situation in Atyrau and figures twice as bad in ...
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