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Life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa has improved by quadruple that of North America since 2000

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2015W12.1High life expectancy is an indicator of good health in a population; according to the World Bank, 9 of the 10 countries that have improved the most between 2000 & 2012 in terms of life expectancy (additional years gained) are located in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with  Rwanda (+16), Zambia (+15)  and Zimbabwe (+14) in the lead. Regionally, life expectancy improved by 12% in SSA which is more than double that of Europe & Central Asia (5%), triple that of Latin America & Caribbean (4%) and quadruple that of North America (3%). Read more here…

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