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Average life expectancy in Tibet rises to 70.6


People celebrate the 99th birthday of Badro at his home in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 20, 2019. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

People celebrate the 99th birthday of Badro at his home in Lhasa, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 20, 2019. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Sonam Drolma, 109, talks with her great granddaughters in the courtyard at home in Reguo Village of Gyaca County in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 24, 2020. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

Sonam Drolma, 109, talks with her great granddaughters in the courtyard at home in Reguo Village of Gyaca County in Shannan, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 24, 2020. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

Sonam Drolma (R), 109, interacts with her sister in Reguo Village of Gyaca County in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 24, 2020. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Sonam Drolma (R), 109, interacts with her sister in Reguo Village of Gyaca County in Shannan, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 24, 2020. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Xu Yuanyuan (C) and Xia Hongdeng (R), medical staff from east China's Anhui Province, instruct as a local medical worker undergoes medical treatment for a newborn baby at the People's Hospital in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 24, 2019. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Zhang Rufeng)

Xu Yuanyuan (C) and Xia Hongdeng (R), medical staff from east China’s Anhui Province, instruct as a local medical worker undergoes medical treatment for a newborn baby at the People’s Hospital in Shannan, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, April 24, 2019. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Zhang Rufeng)

Elderly people play games at a nursing center in Nagarze County of Shannan City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 30, 2020. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Zhang Rufeng)

Elderly people play games at a nursing center in Nagarze County of Shannan City, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, July 30, 2020. The average life expectancy in Tibet has risen to 70.6 years, a senior Chinese health official said on Dec. 15, 2020. The autonomous region has also witnessed significant improvements in key health indicators including the infant and children mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the hospital delivery rate over the last five years, said Li Dachuan from the National Health Commission at a press conference. Before democratic reform in 1959, the average life expectancy in Tibet was just 35.5 years. (Xinhua/Zhang Rufeng)

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