I believe they still have the program where doctors go around to every house and do preventative care which is how they get those stats even though antibiotics and other medicines are pricey and largely unavailable.
I wonder if that would change if the American embargo was scrapped? Beats me.
They still have that program. They visit once a week for the first month, and then once a month for the first year. I've been living in St. Petersburg since January 2014, and one of my friends here has two daughters. She says it's a little intrusive, but really helpful. Also, if you have some sort of a communicable illness and need to see a doctor, they make house calls, though it's usually just a nurse. My friends were sort of appalled at the idea of sick people going to the doctor's and spreading the germs around.