Higher life expectancy for all but gaps between regions remainListen /
People everywhere are living longer, according to the latest global health statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Based on worldwide averages, the report shows that a girl who was born in 2012 can expect to live to around 73 years, and a boy to the age of 68.
This is six years longer than the average global life expectancy for a child born in 1990.
Stephanie Coutrix reports.