Congo, Democratic Republic of the HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Operating room at a Gécamines hospital in Lubumbashi
Zairian health statistics are similar to those of other countries in Central Africa. Life expectancy at birth in 1992 was estimated at fifty-two years for males and fifty-six years for females. While unimpressive by United States standards, the statistics on life expectancy have improved markedly, a real achievement given the challenges to public health the country faces.
Data as of December 1993
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