Fiji political upheaval leads to life expectancy fall | Pacific Beat

Fiji political upheaval leads to life expectancy fall

Fiji political upheaval leads to life expectancy fall

Updated 29 February 2012, 8:50 AEDT

There's been a dramatic fall in life expectancy in Fiji.

The life expectancy rate has fallen from 72.9 years to 67.8 years from the year 2000 to 2005.

The figure comes from a Fiji Islands Health System Review by the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Polices.

Presenter:Bruce Hill

Speaker:Professor Graham Roberts, report co-author, Fiji National University

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