Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Botswana life expectancy nearly cut in half due to AIDS

In 1990, the Botswana life expectancy was 64 – one of the longest in Africa. By 2004, life expectancy has dropped to 35 – the lowest in the world. What was the cause of this dramatic drop? The AIDS epidemic.

There have been improvements around the world with education campaigns, changes in sexual behavior and increased condom use. Read about it here at the Progressive Policy Institute.

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