American And Cuban Health Workers Present Results Of Infant Mortality Reduction Pilot Program
Health workers from the University of Illinois at Chicago presented the results of a project they did with the Cuban Ministry of Public Health on the city’s infant mortality rate on Monday. The project focused on the Englewood neighborhood, where infants under the age of 1 die at a rate more than three times higher than in Cuba. For the last few months, Cuban doctors have been teaching their local partners the Cuban system. That consists largely of health surveys and home visits. It’s meant to hopefully catch young mother’s medical issues before they end up in the hospital. The team provided a local clinic recommendations of how to follow up with the women.