Guangdong average life expectancy to hit 77.8 years in 2020
Xinhua, March 20, 2017 Adjust font size:
The average life expectancy in south China's Guangdong Province is expected to reach 77.8 years in 2020 as a result of an improved healthcare system, an official document said.
The average life expectancy grew to 77.1 years in 2015, an increase of one year over 2010, 0.8 year higher than the national average life span, according to the province's 13th five-year-plan (2016-2020) for the health sector that was released recently.
The maternal mortality rate has fallen significantly to 11.56 per 100,000 and in 2015, down 12 percent from that of 2010. The infant mortality rate dived to 2.64 per 1,000 in 2015, down 45.3 percent from 2010.
The province will improve its infectious diseases monitoring capacity, provide more sports facilities for its residents and expand its basic health insurance to cover every citizen, according to the plan.