Infant Mortality at Record Low, Cuba Says

From Reuters

Cuba’s infant mortality rate has dropped to 12 per 1,000 live births, its lowest level ever and one of the 20 lowest in the world, the state-run Prensa Latina news agency said Tuesday.

Infant mortality was 60 per 1,000 in 1959, when the average life expectancy of a Cuban was 50 years compared with 74 now. Health care has been one of the priorities of the Cuban revolution, which marks its 30th anniversary this week.