While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women.
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
The age profile of people living in Africa is changing - they are living longer.
The burden of communicable disease is declining in Africa and life expectancy is increasing. But non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc.
Around the world, cancer and heart disease are the dominant causes of death, with deaths from infection falling.
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