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rural medical services, Average life expectancy, West Africa, schools, birth

The government provides hospitals and rural medical services and special health services for schools. An old-age and veterans’ pension system was established in 1960, and workers’ insurance plans were started in 1967. Average life expectancy at birth in 2002 was short: only 47 years for women and 45 for men. A meningitis epidemic which raged across West Africa in early 1996 severely hit Burkina Faso, infecting about 40,000 people, 4,000 of whom died by May of that year.



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