Life expectancy increases by five more years

19 June 2016, 08:48 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 count ...

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