russia low tax of life expectancy

February 22, 2007 12:29pm CST
The Russian government is discussing how to tackle the problem of falling life expectancy, especially among men. Ministers are expected to approve a five-fold increase in funding for treatment of diseases such as tuberculosis, diabetes and Aids. The health ministry says average life expectancy for Russian men is less than 60 years - about 15 years lower than in most other industrialised countries. Life expectancy for Russian women is about 72. Diseases, murders, suicides and intravenous drug abuse the rates of which in Russia are also among the highest in the world have contributed to what many experts consider to be a health catastrophe. ife expectancy for a Russian man is 15 to 20 years lower than in Japan, the United States or the richest European countries.what do you think? discuss
No responses