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Gains In Afghan Health: Too Good To Be True?

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NPR, 17 January 2012
A U.S.-sponsored mortality survey released last year announced huge improvements in health across Afghanistan. But the gains are so great that experts are still arguing about whether it’s correct, writes NPR’s Quil Lawrence. His conclusion: It’s unlikely that both the old life expectancy of 42 years and the new estimate of 62 years are correct.