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Ukraine showcases shortest period of healthy living in Europe, - study

Source : 112 Ukraine

The world's current average life expectancy is about 63.5 years
12:15, 19 October 2020

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Scientists have established that Ukraine has the shortest period of healthy living among European countries. This is stated in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, published in the Lancet.

Experts analyzed the indicators of healthy life expectancy in 204 countries during 1950-2019 and concluded that Ukraine is the European country with the lowest life expectancy in good health - 61.7 years.

The world's current average life expectancy is about 63.5 years.

Related: Young healthy people not to get vaccine against Covid-19 until 2022, - WHO

Speaking on other countries: for Russia - it is 63.7 years, for Belarus - 65.0, for Poland - 68.0, for the Czech Republic - 68.5, for the UK - 68.9, for Germany - 69.5, for Italy - 71.0, for France - 71.2 years, for Spain - 71.3.

As we reported earlier, according to Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko, Ukraine has already procured Remdesivir, the drug that is supposed to help fight symptoms of coronavirus.

"It is procured by state enterprise Medical Procurements of Ukraine. And currently, it is being shipped to Ukraine, so it will show up in the near future," he said.

Related: Strict lockdown in Ukraine to be introduced only as a last resort, - Healthcare ministry

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