Missed by the entire family

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA — A walk in a cemetery always tells a story. Here, tombstones, one after another that said “missed by Mum and Dad” caught my eye. I saw more people of my generation and younger memorialized in this cemetery than I am used to.

But average life expectancy here, where the HIV rate hovers around 15 percent, where at least 700 women out of every 100,000 die from childbirth, life expectancy is about 42 years old.

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