Global Life Expectancy Up 5 Years To 71.4 Years Since 2000, WHO Says

The Guardian: Global life expectancy increases to 71.4 years
“Life expectancy across the globe has increased by five years since 2000, the fastest rise in lifespans since the 1960s, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Babies born in 2015 can expect to live to 71.4 years (73.8 years for females; 69.1 years for males)…” (Boseley, 5/19).

U.N. News Centre: Global life expectancy up five years since 2000, but gains uneven — U.N. health agency
“…According to this year’s World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs, life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s. Those gains reverse declines during the 1990s, when life expectancy fell in Africa because of the AIDS epidemic and in Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union, WHO noted in a press release…” (5/19).

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