A world-wide initiative to define the challenges facing the peoples of the tropics was launched today by 13 leading research institutions across 12 countries.
The group has released an early insight of its planned “State of the Tropics Report” with details of why life expectancy is lower in the region than in the rest of the world.
The full report to be published next year will shine a light on the critical importance of the people and issues of the tropical world, and contribute to efforts to improve the lives of the peoples of the Tropics and their environment.
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Date : November 21, 2012