55% of childhood mortality could be prevented in Kazakhstan in 2018 - UNICEF

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55% of childhood mortality could be prevented in Kazakhstan in 2018 - UNICEF

55% of childhood mortality could be prevented in Kazakhstan in 2018 - UNICEF

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55% of childhood deaths could have been prevented in Kazakhstan in 2018. This was stated by the coordinator of health and nutrition programs of the UN Children's Fund Kanat Sukhanberdiev, Kazpravda.kz reports.

"55% of deaths are preventable. That is, children who died received suboptimal care. There is optimal care — the assistance provided in accordance with the standards, and anything below the standard of treatment is suboptimal care. These deaths could have been prevented through simple and inexpensive technologies. Vaccination also affects mortality," said Sukhanberdiev.

He noted that UNICEF supports the measures of the Government of Kazakhstan, vaccination of children. Until 2025, the Health Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan plans to introduce new vaccines, including against human papilloma.

In addition, the UNICEF health and nutrition program coordinator provided statistics on infant mortality.

"Now infant mortality is 9 cases per 1000. The level of child mortality in the country is within acceptable limits, but there are problems. We must not hide such facts and speak about them. We must pay attention to the problems associated with rural medicine - lack of staff, outreach to parents," the speaker added.

According to him, the study shows that only 30 percent of mothers in Kazakhstan know at least 2 warning signs of pneumonia, when it is urgent to seek medical services.

“Only 27 percent of mothers know 2 warning signs in case of acute intestinal infection. We need to increase awareness among parents, mothers, fathers, grandparents,” Sukhanberdiev concluded.

Источник: http://www.kazpravda.kz

 

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