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Life Expectancy Study: Where you were born determines how long you will live

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Life Expectancy Study – Where you were born determines how long you will live. Bill Gates, speaking at the #Goalkeepers19 event in New York.

“Now, no matter where you’re born you’ll live quite a bit longer than ever before. But, you still see there’s a substantial gap…and that’s just not fair. Being born in a particular location shouldn’t be the thing that determines how long you live” –  Bill Gates, #Goalkeepers19

Target = Progress + Equality

Our target is to make sure that we all keep progressing as the human species and close the gap between the highest life expectancy and lowest. The only way of closing the gap is strictly increasing the life expectancy of the areas where its low.

 

Life Expectancy Study - Where you were born determines how long you will live. Bill Gates, speaking at the #Goalkeepers19 event in New York. "Now, no matter where you're born you'll live quite a bit longer than ever before. But, you still see there's a substantial gap...and that's just not…
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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGee. Through this organisation, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people. A maths evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai’s quest has seen him being named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; he has been invited to address Fortune 500 C-suite executives at the Mobile 360 North America; was nominated to represent Southern Africa at the inaugural United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York; was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016; has won the 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; and has partnered with local and global firms in STEM interventions.

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