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The ‘good health’ gap: what will it take to reduce health inequalities?

Of course, recent years are not necessarily predictive of the future. The 2000s saw healthy life expectancy improving at a rate that, if returned to and sustained to 2035, would put the government on track to more than meet their target of a 5-year boost to healthy life expectancy.

Clearly there is significant uncertainty as to what future trends in healthy life expectancy may be. But we shouldn’t overlook the sharp shift in the pattern in healthy life expectancy improvements since the turn of the decade, something that demands closer attention and examination.

Reducing inequalities in healthy life expectations

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Majority Indians seeking healthier life through diet, exercise, says report

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus pandemic has made healthy living the prime focus for many across India, as per a report by researcher Mintel released on Monday.

As per the findings, more than half of Indian consumers say they included essential nutrients (such as proteins and vitamins) in their meals. Around 52% of participants said they were consuming more food and drinks containing potentially healthier ingredients (such as brown rice, organic fruits), while 50% said they were consuming such ingredients more often during the pandemic (2020) than before the pandemic (2019) . About 51% said they exercised (brisk walking and yoga)

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WHO Africa sees 10-year growth in healthy life expectancy

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Africa recorded a ten-year growth in its healthy life expectancy from 2000 to 2019, the World Health Organization Africa office said Thursday, exceeding the global average and progress seen in any other region over the same period.

The healthy life expectancy in the region “rose by almost ten years to stand at 56 years in 2019 compared with 46 years in the year 2000,” Dr. Lindiwe Makubalo, assistant regional Director for WHO Africa, said at an online briefing, citing the new WHO’s State of Health in Africa report.

The gain exceeds that of the average global

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