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Report: District Health Barometer 2014/15

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The annual publication by the Health Systems Trust charts the lowest mother-to-child HIV transmission rate yet as the percentage of babies born to women living with HIV who test positive for the virus at about six weeks falls to 1.5 percent.

The 713-page report charts a variety of health indicators across the country’s 52 health districts. This year’s report includes 12 new indicators including:DHB 2015

  • Mother postnatal visit within 6 days rate
  • Hypertension prevalence; and
  • School Grade 1 health screening coverage

Download the report: District Health Barometer 2014/15

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