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Zimbabwe’s Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Improve, U.N. Says

News outlets discuss findings from a U.N. report showing Zimbabwe’s infant and maternal mortality rates have improved over the past five years.

The Herald: Zim’s social sector on recovery path
“Last Friday, the national statistics agency, ZIMSTAT, released preliminary results of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted between February and April this year. The MICS is an international household survey that was developed by UNICEF in 1990 to assist countries with data for monitoring human development in general and the situation of children and women in particular. … Given the difficulties Zimbabwe has been through, that the country has managed a turnaround on most of these indicators within five years is simply phenomenal…” (Hossain, 9/3).

VOA News: Zimbabwe’s Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Drop
“The United Nations is reporting huge improvements in Zimbabwe’s prenatal, newborn, and maternal health care over the past five years. However, the U.N. Children’s Fund says the survey indicates that Zimbabwe must continue working to improve health standards…” (Mohfu, 8/29).

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