Iranian women’s life expectancy rises to 74 years

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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Life expectancy among Iranian women has reached 74 years, Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi said, IRNA reported on March 11.

Molaverdi made the remarks while addressing the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York on March 10.

She went on to say that maternal deaths have reached 22 per hundred thousand live births in Iran.

In May 2012, former deputy minister of health, Hassan Imami Razavi said that the life span in Iran has increased by 14 years since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Molaverdi underlined that the main approach of development plans in Iran is based on protecting family's health and solidarity alongside social, economic and political empowerment of women.

The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women opened on March 10 and will continue until March 21.

Representatives of member states, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session. The theme of this year's session is "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls."

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