Maternal mortality decreased in Kazakhstan - Director of UNFPA for Central Asia

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan shows a decrease in maternal mortality, this has been stated by Nikolai Botev, Director of UNFPA's Central Asia Sub-Regional Office, before the meeting with the State Secretary of Kazakhstan G.Abdykalikova.

According to the words of N.Botev, the forthcoming round table will discuss the issues of population and demographics, as well as the questions related to the foundation. In addition Botev noted the issues of maternal health. "It can be concluded that in the last four years Kazakhstan has shown good results in this direction. From 2009 to 2013 maternal deaths in Kazakhstan decreased from 36.8 per 100 thousand live births to 12.6 per 100 thousand live births," added N. Botev. He also stressed that the Government intends to continue work on reducing maternal mortality and bringing its number to the level of European countries, which is 4-5 deaths per 100 thousand live births.

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