Health in São Tomé and Príncipe

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There was a resurgence of malaria in the country 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.

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A Cuban medical team of seven doctors, nurses and other health workers is working on the main island, with occasional visits to Principe.

Government health expenditure per capita was at US$90.73 (current US$) in 2009.