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Child Health in Cuba
  1. Frank Varona Rodriguez (franalber{at}finlay.cmw.sld.cu)
  1. Children's Hospital, Camaguey, Cuba
    1. Nacyra Bonet Lopez (nbonet{at}finlay.cmw.sld.cu)
    1. Department of Provincial Health, Camaguey, Cuba
      1. Imti Choonara (imti.choonara{at}nottingham.ac.uk)
      1. Academic Division of Child Health, United Kingdom

        Abstract

        It is widely recognised that health care in Cuba is at a high level and that child health, in particular, is excellent1. This is illustrated by data from the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report World Health Statistics 20072 and UNICEF in its report The State of the World's Children 20063. Table 1 shows mortality rates for neonates, infants and children under the age of 5 (U5MR) for Cuba and three of its nearest neighbours who all have a higher standard of living as well as the UK and the USA.

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