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Cameroon – Life Expectancy: Cameroon still in the red zone!

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Written by Deckson N.

According to the 2015 annual report of the World Health Organization, a child born during this year has no chance of living beyond 57.93 years.

Since 19 May, the 2015 report on life expectancy at birth of the World Health Organization (WHO) is available. It shows that in Cameroon, the life expectancy for people born in the same period is 57,93 years. Of 193 ranked countries, the country of Paul Biya ranks 158th. That report is entitled “World Health Statistics.

Mutations newspaper edition of 24 May 2016 specifies all the same that, WHO welcomed the dramatic increase in life expectancy between 2000 and 2015. “The fastest rise since the 1960s It is thanks to progress that have reversed the downward trends observed in the 1990s, particularly in Africa, because of the AIDS pandemic and in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union, “reports the newspaper.

Besides, to speak only of the specific case of Cameroon, her efforts are to be commended. “Because she went from 50.4 years of life expectancy in 2010. In 2012, it stood at 54.71 years and in 2014 at 57.35 years. Seven more years in four years. “The numbers have stagnated between 2014 and 2015,” the newspaper writes.

To talk about Africa in general, the WHO considers the continent to be the one with the greatest increase in life expectancy. Experts speak of 9.4 to 60 years. The reasons being the improvement of living conditions of children, progress in the fight against malaria and expanded access to antiretroviral treatment for AIDS.

However, note that the WHO report came a day after the evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Monaco is the country with the highest durability with 89.52 years. Ghana recorded 66.18 years and Togo 64.51 years. Both ranked ahead of Cameroon.

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