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Original post HERE / Maintaining the infant mortality rate due to congenital defects for three consecutive years at 0.8 per thousand live births, the lowest in the country’s history, is one of the results that makes the workers of the National Center for Medical Genetics most proud.
When the institution was founded in 2003, this indicator was 1.7 per thousand live births, and having achieved a progressive reduction that exceeds 50% of the initial rate is the clearest expression of the current scope of the genetics program , which has achieved coverage between 95 and 99% in pregnant women and newborns in all prenatal and neonatal care programs.
Dr. Hilda Roblejo Balbuena, I and II degree specialist in Clinical Genetics, Assistant Professor and researcher and head of Teaching and Research at this institution, said that these results are the result of work, in addition, of the National Network of Medical Genetics Services, with provincial departments and municipal services and at the level of polyclinics, adequately equipped, both in human resources and in technology.
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