Eritrea 20 Year Progress

By E. Ghermai

Life Expectancy
Eritrea: 66 years (leads SS-Africa and nearly doubled in 20 years)
Africa: 54 Years
Advantage: From birth, on average, Eritreans live 12 years longer than the average African.
Source(s): http://gamapserver.who.int/gho/interactive_charts/mbd/life_expectancy/atlas.html


Literacy Rates
Eritrea: 67% (doubled in 20 years, even with a large nomadic population)
SS-Africa: 50%
Source(s): http://www.reportbuyer.com/cou​ntries/africa/country_report_e​ritrea_may_2011.html

HIV Prevalence 15-48
Eritrea: 0.8% (declined by more than 50% in 7 years and 2nd lowest in SS-Africa After Somalia)
SS-Africa: 5.3%
Source(s): http://unstats.un.org/unsd/dem​ographic/products/socind/liter​acy.htm

Infant Child Mortality Rates
Eritrea: 55/1000 (2nd Fewest in Sub-Sahara Africa and declined by 120%)
SS-Africa: 220/1000
Source: http://apps.who.int/ghodata/?v​id=360

Meternal Mortality Rate
Eritrea: 280/100,000 (3rd fewest in sub-Sahara Africa)
SS-Africa: 500/100,000
Source(s): http://gamapserver.who.int/gho​/interactive_charts/mdg5_mm/at​las.html

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