Brazil Reduces Infant Mortality, but Adolescent Deaths Increase

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ECA, or Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (Child and Adolescent Statute) in Brazil has released a report signifying 25 years of operation, and despite successes in reducing infant mortality and helping young children attend school, the trends for adolescents were in the opposite direction.

Government media reported that experts are calling for the expansion of funds to be invested in children and adolescents in order to reverse indicators such as Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?