Global life expectancy has 'increased by 6 years since 1990'

December 18, 2014 9:12 AM

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Global life expectancy has 'increased by 6 years since 1990'

"The progress we are seeing against a variety of illnesses and injuries is good, even remarkable, but we can and must do even better," says lead author Dr. Christopher Murray, professor of Global Health at the University of Washington.

"The huge increase in collective action and funding given to the major infectious diseases such as diarrhea, measles, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria has had a real impact," he says.

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