Life Expectancy Increases In Africa, But National Health Systems Must Improve To Maintain Gains, WHO Report Says

U.N. News: Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends: WHO report
“Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who need them most…” (8/30).

VOA News: WHO: Africans Living Longer, Healthier Lives
“…News of the uptick came in Dakar [last] week where WHO representatives met with officials from 47 African countries. Healthy life expectancy on the continent rose from 44.4 years at the turn of the century to 53.8 years in 2015. Overall life expectancy climbed from 50.8 years to 61.2…” (Christensen, 8/30).