infant mortality rate is near 10%
one of the highest national maternal mortality rate in the world
Maintaining good health in the first place goes a long way to improve quality of life. Contributors to the high infant mortality rate include low birth weight, lack of medical care, and threat of disease and infection. Malaria, a preventable and curable disease, is the leading cause of death among children under five years of age. The Congo also has one of the worst national maternal mortality rates in all the world.
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