The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhoea, tuberculosis and malaria.
The average life expectancy of Bahraini women increased to 77.3 years from 69.5, while male life span rose to 73.1 from 65.6 – from 1975 to 2013, according to health records.
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Bahrain’s overall longevity has continued upwards, signaling improved healthcare and lifestyle, said a senior government official.
According to updated 2011 statistics, life expectancy for women topped 76.1 years and that for men was 74.1