13 April 2010

Long Live Costa Rica: Ticos are among the world's leaders in life expectancy
Tico Times - Costa Rica
“The biggest success of the 20th century has been a huge decline in mortality everywhere,” said Hania Zlotnik, director of the Population Division at the United Nations. “From 1950 to today, every country has had a reduction in mortality. In the 1940s and 1950s, good antibiotics were discovered and people began to use them massively, including in very poor countries. As those interventions were scaled up, experts began to think that mortality was going to be totally controlled in the upcoming decades because people would no longer die from common communicable diseases.” ,…(26 March 2010)

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