Middle East life expectancy drops due to conflict

August 2016
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The article focuses on a study published in the journal Lancet which reveals decrease in life expectancy rates in the Middle East due to war in Syria and violent political uprisings in Egypt, Yemen and Libya which dropped healthcare standards in the region. It mentions an increase in infant mortality in Syria. It presents views of a researcher Riyadh Lafta, on damage to medical care and public health services due to conflicts.


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