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Life Expectancy Problem in Africa – The Numbers

The numbers are stark.  It’s not looking good for anyone over 50 in the African Countries that make up the bottom 20 of the list where World life expectancy figures are compared.  These figures are the latest available, from the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2015 Research Data.

Countries with the LOWEST  Life Expectancy Country Ranking Life Expectancy – Age
 Burkina Faso 163 59.9
 Togo 163 59.9
 DR Congo 165 59.8
 Burundi 166 59.6
 Guinea 167 59
 Guinea-Bissau 168 58.9
 Swaziland 168 58.9
 Malawi 170 58.3
 Mali 171 58.2
 Equatorial Guinea 171 58.2
 Mozambique 173 57.6
 South Sudan 174 57.3
 Cameroon 174 57.3
 Somalia 176 55
 Nigeria 177 54.5
 Lesotho 178 53.7
 Cote d’Ivoire 179 53.3
 Chad 180 53.1
 Central African Republic 181 52.5
 Angola 182 52.4
 Sierra Leone 183 50.1
Countries with the HIGHEST  Life Expectancy Country Ranking Life Expectancy – Age
 Japan 1 83.7
  Switzerland 2 83.4
 Singapore 3 83.1
 Australia 4 82.8
 Spain 4 82.8
 Iceland 6 82.7
 Italy 6 82.7
 Israel 8 82.5
 Sweden 9 82.4
 France 9 82.4
 South Korea 11 82.3
 Canada 12 82.2
 Luxembourg 13 82
 Netherlands 14 81.9
 Norway 15 81.8
 Malta 16 81.7
 New Zealand 17 81.6
 Austria 18 81.5
 Ireland 19 81.4
 United Kingdom 20 81.2