Lesson : Healthcare: Improving Life Chances


This lesson explores how life expectancy is increased with better medical care and how charities are working to improve healthcare in developing countries. Includes video interview with British-Nigerian singer, actress and artist, Patti Boulaye, who set up a charity to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and Malaria in African countries. 

Cross curricular links: Numeracy

Learning Activities

  • Interpreting data about life expectancy in different countries
  • Making decisions about heath care priorities in Zambia
  • Discussion: National Health Service doctor shortage