1.6 million newborns, decline in the maternal mortality rate

Algeria – The number of live births in Algeria in 2017 reached 1,600,000 births, the deputy director told the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform (MSPRH) ) Mr. Lotfi Hamchi.

million. Hamchi reports that the Algerian government has been able to reduce the maternal mortality rate by about 57 deaths per 100,000 population.

The representative of the Ministry of Health stressed yesterday at a meeting yesterday the need to implement the national strategy for family planning initiated by the guardianship by the 2020 horizon, in order to to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

For more than a decade, Algeria has recorded a remarkable increase in the birth rate, according to a recent study that reveals that the annual volume of live births, after falling by almost half between 1985 and 2000, exceeds million mark since 2014, with a slight decline in 2017.

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