Improved nutrition and access to water among factors that have added 11 years to average lifespan in a generation

People in sub-Saharan African can expect to live for 11 years longer than the generation that went before them, new statistics show.

Factors including recovery from HIV epidemics, reductions in child mortality, improved nutrition and access to drinking water have driven life expectancy from 49.7 years in 1990 to 60.7 years in 2017. The number of years children typically spend in school has also increased across the region, growing 14% over the past decade.

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