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Basic Statistics (from the WHO, 2012)

Population (2013) 117.4 million

Life Expectancy 76

Regional Average: 70

Under 5 Mortality 16/1000 live births  

Regional Average: 15/1000 live births

Maternal Mortality Ratio 49 deaths/100,000 live births 

Regional Average: 68 deaths/100,000 live births

HIV prevalence 144/100,000 individuals 

Regional Average: 315/100,000 individuals

Physicians per Capita  21.0/10,000

Nurses per Capita  25.3/10,000 

Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 95% 

Regional Average: 94%

Out of Pocket Expenditure (% of Total Health Exp) 44.8% 

Global Average: 17.8%

Government Expenditure (% of Total Health Exp)  51.8% 

Global Average: 59.7%

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+ Burden of Disease

Diseases contributing most to Years of Life Lost, 1990 and 2010 figures (from Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Red=communicable neonatal/maternal/nutritional causes, blue=noncommunicable disease, green=injuries

To learn more about Mexico's burden of disease, check out the following sources:

IHME's Global Burden of Disease country profile

Mexico's Report on Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (including commitments to reduce maternal mortality, child mortality, HIV, TB and malaria)

Mexico's progress on Non-Communicable Disease (including trauma, hypertension, COPD, diabetes, and cancer)

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+ Relevant Ministries

Ministry of Health And Population: http://www.salud.gob.mx

+ Known Diaspora Groups

Latino American Medical Student Association

National Hispanic Medical Association

+ Commentary Worth Following

Medicina Digital

+ How to Get Engaged

Compañeros En Salud (Partners in Health): Currently accepting volunteers to teach social service year physicians and implement quality improvement programs in Chiapas, Mexico. Tailored for medical residents available for committments of 3+ weeks.

Medicos Sin Fronteras (Doctors without Borders): Currently accepting clinicians to work in humanitarian emergencies and with refugees in placements such as Tamaulipas, Tultitlán, and Acapulco, Guerrero.

Know of any other clinical sites or engagement opportunities available? Please email us at diasporahealthnetwork@gmail.com.

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