People in Africa are enjoying good health for almost a decade longer than they were in 2000, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It found that healthy life expectancy on the continent rose to 56 years in 2019, compared with 46 in 2000. This is still below the global average of 64. It is also unclear what impact Covid may have had since.
The WHO attributes the rise to improvements in health services, gains in reproductive, maternal and child health, plus progress in the fight against diseases such as …
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