May 18, 2024, 06:28 PM IST

7 countries with shortest life expectancy

Shivam Verma

With a life expectancy of 53 years, Chad faces significant health challenges, including high infant mortality, and widespread malnutrition.

Nigeria also has a life expectancy of 53 years, largely due to infectious diseases, inadequate healthcare infrastructure, and high levels of poverty.

The life expectancy in Lesotho is 53 years, driven by insufficient healthcare services.

In the Central African Republic, life expectancy is 54 years due to a poor healthcare system, and widespread malnutrition.

South Sudan's life expectancy is 55 years, affected by continuous conflict, food insecurity, and a lack of adequate medical facilities.

With a life expectancy of 55 years, Somalia suffers from poor healthcare infrastructure, and the prevalence of infectious diseases.

Eswatini has a life expectancy of 57 years, with major factors being poverty, and limited access to healthcare.