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World Sees Large Gains In Life Expectancy, WHO Report Says

Media outlets discuss the WHO’s “World Health Statistics 2014” report, which was released on Thursday.

Bloomberg Businessweek: People Live Longer as Child Mortality Falls, Treatments Improve
“Life expectancy around the world surged in the past two decades as the rate of child mortality declined in Africa and wealthier countries improved monitoring and treatment of chronic diseases such as stroke and cancer…” (Wainer, 5/15).

Xinhua News: WHO reports increases for global life expectancy
“The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said the global life expectancy witnesses ‘large’ gain for children born in 2012 than that born in 1990…” (5/15).

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