Kazakhstan is on the way toward UN Millennium Development Goals

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ASTANA. July 16. KAZINFORM Members of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) visited Kazakhstan on June 22-25 to analyze indicators of child mortality in the country.

According to the joint press release of UNICEF and WHO, according to preliminary data of the IGME, the mortality rate among little children in Kazakhstan has decreased by 65%. These data testify that Kazakhstan is on the way toward UN Millennium Development Goals in terms of child mortality decreasing.

The purpose of the mission was to assess the data collection system for registration of births and deaths in Kazakhstan, including the service of civil status, national studies and censuses, as well as their accuracy for determination of the positive effects of the health care system to reduce infant and child mortality in the country.

The UN experts visited Astana perinatal center #1, the National Scientific Center of Maternity and Childhood, the Republican Healthcare Development Center to analyze how information is processed through the e-gov system.

Besides, the UN experts held meetings with representatives of ministries of health care and justice and the Agency of Statistics.

During the last meeting chaired by Kazakh Minister of Heathcare Salidat Kairbekova, international experts shared their preliminary findings on the positive evaluation of registration of infant and child mortality in Kazakhstan and noted the significant efforts made by the Government of Kazakhstan to reduce infant and child mortality and improving data collection system.

Child Mortality Estimation Info is a database containing the latest child mortality estimates based on the research of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.

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