October 2019 The health of the Russian population Health Indicators Life expectancy at birth (2017) Mortality rate per 1,000 (2016) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 (2016) Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live birth (2015) 72 13,6 6,9 18,7 Health status CVD, cancer, diabetes or CRD % (2016) Road traffic injury per 100,000 Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people (2017) 25,4 18 60 Disability indicators (DALY) per 100,000 (2016) 16528 Nutritional indicators Proportion of low birth weight % (2012) Anaemia children <5 % (2011) Anaemia in non-pregnant women % (2016) Anaemia in pregnant women % (2016) Proportion of overweight individuals % Proportion of underweight % Prevalence of stunting % 6,1 26 23,3 24 2,3 2,3 3,3 Health Determinant Smoking prevalence % (2016) Total alcohol consumption per capita (liters) (2016) Population using clean water services % (2015) 39,3 11,7 76 Over the past years, infant and maternal mortality trends in the Russian Federation have been decreasing. The country also made good progress in decreasing tuberculosis mortality. tuberculosis mortality. Among CRD cancer, diabetes CVD remains the leading cause of death. The struggle against non-contagious diseases and their risk factors, such as alcohol consumption and smoking habits, together with improving road traffic safety are main public health priorities. As a result of the government politics is the national health, which acts as a measure of life quality. Firstly, as the most people living far from the capital are heavily exposed to poorquality medicine, especially related to cancer, I strongly recommend taking actions in equipment medical institutions with modern instruments and high-quality personnel. Secondly, I guess we need not to prohibit alcohol and tobacco because once a dry law in the USSR led to a rapid increase in crime. We should raise a little bit the price of alcohol and cigarettes in order to people could refuse economically disadvantageous goods, better, if people do it on their own free will. Finally, we must build new roads across all square of our country and especially control this in far regions to prevent injuries and deaths from road accidents. In conclusion, I would say that 70-80% of the health status of the population depends on an individual lifestyle. A person must consciously take care of his body, and the government has to help in achieving it.