Venezuela: Infant deaths, malaria cases skyrocket amid food shortages, inflation and riots

Venezuela: Infant deaths, malaria cases skyrocket amid chaos – CNN.com

“Confirmed malaria cases in 2016 stood at 240,000, a 76% increase over 2015. Maternal deaths rose 66% to 756. Last year, 11,466 infants died, a 30% increase, according to new records recently released by Venezuela’s health ministry. It’s the first health data released by the government in nearly two years.
The staggering increases illustrate how badly Venezuela lacks basic medicine, equipment and supplies to treat even the simplest of injuries.”

 

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