Life expectancy increased but inequalities persist


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According to the annual report titled "Monitoring the health of the SDGs", longevity has increased by 5 years in the period 2000 - 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s.
In the given statement, WHO stated: "These advances have reversed the downward trend observed in the 1990s, especially in Africa due to the AIDS epidemic in Eastern Europe and after the Union the Soviet collapse".
According to WHO, the most rapid growth in the region of Africa, where life expectancy increased by 9.4 years to 60 years because of advances in the survival of children, the fight against malaria and access to anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV.
World-widely, the average life expectancy for babies born in 2015 is 71.4 years (73.8 years for girls and 69.1 years for boys), but at the individual level, life expectancy depends on the place of birth. Especially, report also showed that infants in 29 countries (all of them are high-income countries) had an life expectancy of 80 years; while in 22 countries (all in sub-Saharan Africa), it was below 60 years of age.
The report also said life expectancy of 86.8 years in Japan, women can live the longest. For men in Switzerland, their life expectancy is higher at 81.3 years old. The people of Sierra Leone has the lowest life expectancy in the world for both sexes: 50.8 years for women and 49.3 years for men.
The report on the other hand also showed that some countries are still very far from achieving universal health insurance. Report especially cited data showing the state of inequality in access to health services among the poorest citizens of a given country with the national average for overall health care services for mothers and children.

In a limited number of countries with recent statistics, Costa Rica, Jordan, Maldives, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Swaziland and Thailand are leading the respective areas related to the most equal access to reproductive health services for mothers and children.“The world has made great strides to reduce unnecessary suffering and premature deaths due to preventable diseases and treatment” - WHO General Director Dr. Margaret Chan said. “But this progress is uneven. Helping countries achieve universal health insurance system based on primary health care is the best thing we can do to make sure that no one are being left behind”.
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John Smith 6/6/16 20:55

The magnitude of change in inequality is sensitive to the particular income measure we use, but essentially all measures imply that income gaps are bigger today than they were three decades ago.

Gentle Moon 6/6/16 20:57

there may be no better way to appreciate humanity’s growing prosperity than to consider how long we live.

LawrenceSamuels 6/6/16 20:58

Globally, the inequality in life expectancy is shrinking.

Jane smartnic 6/6/16 20:59

The gap appears to be growing fast.

yobro yobro 6/6/16 21:00

The longevity gap between rich and poor has already begun to have a profound effect on Social Security

Love Peace 6/6/16 21:02

The formula for calculating monthly Social Security benefits is supposed to be progressive. Payments are meant to provide a proportionally larger monthly income for lower earners than for higher earners.

MaskOf Zero 6/6/16 21:02

In other words, a growing share of Social Security benefits will go to people with higher incomes and a shrinking share are going to those with lower incomes.

Only Solidar 6/6/16 21:04

Lower mortality and morbidity is associated with almost any positive indicator of socioeconomic status, a relationship that has come to be known as "the gradient."

Pack Cassiopian 6/6/16 21:05

More educated people are better able to understand and use health information, and are better placed to benefit from the healthcare system.

Deck Hero14 6/6/16 21:06

Run from health to earnings, education, and labor force participation, and to the role of potential third factors, such as discount rates, that affect both education and health.

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