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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

With the beginning of the century, life expectancy increased by five years


The official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric said that in just 16 years since 2000, the average life expectancy in the world increased by five years and is 71 years for children born in the past year. Such growth is a Testament to the recently published world health organization report.


photo: Mikhail Kovalev

Who data indicate that on average, women live significantly longer than men — forecast for those born in 2015 boys life expectancy will be 69 years, while for girls, 74 years

The report also shows that in Japan and Switzerland, life expectancy is higher than in all other countries — in Japan the longest-living women, while in Switzerland — men. At the same time, in Sierra Leone the average life expectancy was the lowest — the people of this country on average live only about fifty years old, while in Switzerland and Japan — much more than eighty. For Russia, this figure was 76 years for women and around 65 years in men were similar and data for the Ukraine and Belarus .

In General, the increase in life expectancy over the past five years was a record since 1960. Experts point out that in the early nineties of the last century, this value significantly decreased, one of the reasons why was the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Recently, the world health organization issued another statement, which attracted a fairly wide public attention, experts warned that in many European countries in the foreseeable future a virus could spread Zeke. However, the who noted that the probability of such is small, and some Russian experts believe that about talking how whatever significant threat of the virus in countries where the mosquitos of the species Aedes aegypti, it would be an exaggeration.

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