Life expectancy increases by five more years

19 June 2016, 08:33 UTC

Life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s, according to this year'€™s World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It said dramatic gains in life expectancy had been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persisted within and among countries. The report, which ...

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