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.

Literacy Rates
Eritrea: 67% (doubled in 20 years, even with a large nomadic population)
SS-Africa: 50%

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%

Infant Child Mortality Rates
Eritrea: 55/1000 (2nd Fewest in Sub-Sahara Africa and declined by 120%)
SS-Africa: 220/1000

Meternal Mortality Rate
Eritrea: 280/100,000 (3rd fewest in sub-Sahara Africa)
SS-Africa: 500/100,000

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