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  • Monday, May 19th 2014 - 13:54 UTC

    People living longer, both in rich and poor countries, says latest WHO report

    “Global life expectancy has improved because fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday” said Dr Margaret Chan

    People everywhere are living longer, according to the World Health Statistics 2014 published this week by the World Health Organization (WHO). Based on global averages, a girl who was born in 2012 can expect to live to around 73 years, and a boy to the age of 68. This is six years longer than the average global life expectancy for a child born in 1990.