Life Expectancy

Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

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http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/4/interview0405/en/index1.html

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Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

This chart shows the major causes of death of children (5 years and under) and infants using data from 2000 to 2003. These diseases are mostly preventable or treatable, demonstrating the importance of prenatal care, access to healthcare, and female health education. ... Read more about Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

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Deaths Due to Global Infectious Diseases (By Region) in 2004

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http://www.smartglobalhealth.org/issues/entry/infectious-diseases/

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Deaths Due to Global Infectious Diseases (By Region) in 2004

This graph shows the distribution of deaths caused by infectious diseases. It depicts both the global distribution of disease-related deaths and the regional breakdown of deaths caused by these diseases. All of these diseases are either treatable or preventable, demonstrating the lack of access to proper healthcare and health education in the developing world. ... Read more about Deaths Due to Global Infectious Diseases (By Region) in 2004

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The Human Cost of Coal

The Human Cost of Coal
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Mountaintop's Removal's Effect on Humans and the Economy

There’s a common saying in Appalachia: what we do to the land, we do to the people. Recently, 21 peer-reviewed scientific studies have confirmed the truth of those words. Not only has mountaintop removal permanently destroyed more than 500 Appalachian mountains, but people living near the destruction are 50% more likely to die of cancer and 42% more likely to be born with birth defects compared with other people in Appalachia. ... Read more about The Human Cost of Coal

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Africa Rising: Jeffrey Sachs says Ghana's future looks bright

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Clair MacDougal
Africa Rising: Jeffrey Sachs says Ghana's future looks bright
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Because of good governance in the past, and now oil production, Ghana is likely to reach all of the Millennium Development Goals toward ending extreme poverty and child mortality.

As the small West African nation of Ghana heads into an election year, fierce debate on whether the government of President John Mills has delivered on its developmental goals and promises is already raging. ... Read more about Africa Rising: Jeffrey Sachs says Ghana's future looks bright

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To Seriously Improve Global Health, Reinvent the Toilet

To Seriously Improve Global Health, Reinvent the Toilet
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The toilet is a magnificent thing. Invented at the turn of the 19th century, the flush version has vastly improved human life.

The toilet has been credited with adding a decade to our longevity. The sanitation system to which it is attached was voted the greatest medical advance in 150 years by readers of the British Medical Journal. ... Read more about To Seriously Improve Global Health, Reinvent the Toilet

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Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem

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Ashwin Parulkar
Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem
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These days, Indian policymakers are debating how to create a vast new food entitlement program. There is talk of poor households struggling to cope with high food prices and malnourishment among their children.

What you don’t hear much about, however, is the most tragic and outrageous consequence of India’s failure to feed its people adequately: starvation deaths. ... Read more about Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem

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Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

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Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go
Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go
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The United Nations has met two of its eight development goals, well ahead of the 2015 deadline. Six goals are left. ... Read more about Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

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Four of 10 Nigerian children have malaria – Report

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Victoria Ojeme
Four of 10 Nigerian children have malaria – Report
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ABUJA—A new survey on malaria prevalence among Nigerian children has revealed that four out of every 10 have malaria.

The survey conducted in 2010 by the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, and released in Abuja, yesterday, said the current ratio of malaria infection translates into 42% of Nigerian children that are infected with malaria.

The survey also indicated that the prevalence increased with age and decreased with wealth. ... Read more about Four of 10 Nigerian children have malaria – Report

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World population to hit 10 bln, but 15 bln possible: UN

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LONDON — The world's population of seven billion is set to rise to at least 10 billion by 2100, but could top 15 billion if birth rates are just slightly higher than expected, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

In a report ahead of ceremonies on October 31 to mark the seven billionth human alive today, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) warned demographic pressure posed mighty challenges for easing poverty and conserving the environment. ... Read more about World population to hit 10 bln, but 15 bln possible: UN

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