Using Cuba’s Socialist Healthcare Model To Lower Infant Mortality In The U.S.

Infant mortality rates in the United States are shockingly high in many areas. So high as to exceed the infant mortality rates in developing nations.

What maternity care professionals are realizing through scientific epidemiological study is that the infant mortality problem is not just a health problem, it is a social class problem. In Chicago healthcare professionals are experimenting with the Cuban maternity care model of home health visits and surveys of neighborhood women (pregnant or not) to catch problems early that might lead to pregnancy complications later. Hear the entire story from Public Radio International through the audio player below.