Child mortality down in southern region of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Lankaran, Jul.17 / Trend P.Aliyeva /
About 1,717 of infants were born in Lankaran, which is located in southern Azerbaijan, in the six month period of 2009, the Lankaran Central Hospital Deputy Doctor Abulfat Mammadov told Trend .
Some 189 children were born by Caesarean section, 12 of which were stillborn. Some 1,479 children were born in the same period of 2008, 9 of which were stillborn. The deaths were caused by intrauterine infection.
A total of 5 cases of death in children aged one and under were observed in the six month period of 2009, which is 4 cases less than in the same period of 2008. Two cases of death were recorded in children aged between 1-5 years in the six month period of 2008.