How life expectancy has improved

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The majority of countries experienced a rise in life expectancy, with some exceptions: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Gabon, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, Belarus, Belize, Paraguay, and Guyana.

The gap between HALE and life expectancy

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The gap between healthy life expectancy and life expectancy grows as life expectancy rises. The gap is greatest in Switzerland at 12.8 years, and narrowest in Papua New Guinea, at 6 years.