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South Africa:SA Infant Mortality Rate Down to Lowest Level in Nearly 20 Years - Report

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South Africa's infant mortality rate is at its lowest level in almost 20 years, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has announced.

According to an IRR report, infant mortality (measured as infant deaths per 1 000 live births) in SA fell by 32% between 2002 and 2017, as more mothers sought antenatal visits.

"The National Department of Health must intensify public awareness campaigns to educate and persuade more women to visit healthcare practitioners for regular check-ups before and after giving birth," IRR analyst Tawanda Makombo told News24.

In real terms, Makombo said that, in 2002, there were 48.1 deaths per 1 000 live births, declining to 32.8 in 2017.

Antenatal first visits since 2006

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