Global life expectancy up five years since 2000: WHO

On average, a child born in 2015 can expect to live 71.4 years -- with females (73.8 years) having better prospects than males (69.1 years)Global life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the World Health Organization said Thursday, crediting progress in Africa against HIV, AIDS and malaria. The gains made over the last 15 years are the largest since the 1960s, when the world — especially Europe and Japan — saw broad socio-economic improvements linked to the recovery from World War II, WHO said. On average, a child born in 2015 can expect to live 71.4 years — with females (73.8 years) having better prospects than males (69.1 years), according to data published in WHO's annual World Health Statistics report.



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