Health in São Tomé and Príncipe
There was a resurgence of malaria in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2010, but the exact cause is unknown. Female life expectancy at birth was 65.1 years in between 2005 and 2010, and male life expectancy at 62.8 for the same time period. Healthy life expectancy at birth was at 64.7 years in 2011.
According to WHO, São Tomé and Príncipe is also home to the largest documented amount of iron-deficiency anemia amongst any country's population.
A Cuban medical team of seven doctors, nurses and other health workers is working on the main island, with occasional visits to Príncipe.
Government health expenditure per capita was at US$90.73 (current US$) in 2009.
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