Average life expectancy in Tibet reaches 71.1 in 2020

Nijia (1st L) and his family members pose for a photo in front of their house at the Rongma relocation settlement, a local poverty alleviation project, in Gurum Township of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Lhasa, (Asian independent)┬áThe average life expectancy in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region hit 71.1 in 2020, said Qizhala, chairman of the regional government.

The key health indicators of maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate both fell close to 50 per cent from 2015, dropping to 50 per 1,00,000 and eight per 1,000, respectively, Qizhala said in his government work report delivered on Wednesday at the fourth session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years.

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