Child mortality decreases

2016-09-19 16:01:44

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first eight months of 2016, 52,509 women gave birth to 52,760 babies. Nationwide, 977 infant and 1,183 child mortalities were recorded within the first eight months of this year.

Compared with the same period of the previous year, infant mortality rate increased by 158 (19.3%) and child mortality rate --by 208 (21.3%).

In August, 78 cases of infant mortality and 109 cases of under-five mortality were recorded, which indicates decrease of 11 (12.4%) and 12 cases (9.9%) compared with July respectively.