Comprehensive knowledge of HIV transmission remains low among young people, along with condom use. About 210,000 children died of AIDS-related causes in 2012, compared to 320,000 in 2005. Target 8 Between 2000 and 2012, the substantial expansion of malaria interventions led to a 42 per cent decline in malaria mortality rates globally. In the decade since 2000, 3.3 million deaths from malaria were averted, and the lives of three million young children were saved. Thanks to increased funding, more children are sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa.
“According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government on November 18, the city’s population was 10,388,000 in 2013, with the number decreasing by 54,371 from the previous year, meaning Seoul’s population has decreased three years in a row since 2010. (By other measures, the city’s population is already below the 10 million mark. )” Both of these attempts of population control through the use of mass sterilization and eugenics, though effective, have unfortunately produced more negative effects than good in both countries in which they were administered in. The only solution that wont cross any ethical boundaries would be to start intensive, and possibly forced, mass education programs. These programs could educate the youth in all countries, rich and poor, about future resource management, safe sex and skills that could eventually be used to see them employed into a line of work that will be beneficial to their country.
 Poverty may be defined as either absolute or relative.’ Never the less, it’s ironic how in the 21st century we prize ourself for being progressive when almost half of us - over 3 billion people - can’t even conjure up what life is like beyond ‘the poverty trap’ they are in. We prize ourselves, when one out of every two children is poor. Can you imagine growing up as one of the 640 million kids whom have no adequate shelter, let alone a place to call home? Or the 400 million to whom safe drinking water is simply a figment of their imagination? Or maybe the 270 million who have no means of getting health care?
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) showed that almost 40000-450000 cases of HIV/AIDS was evolved in Pakistan since 1986. On the other hand Bangladesh is facing a lower rate of HIV affective patient. The National AIDS and STD Program (2011) estimates that there is 0.7% HIV affected people those who are facing high risk of this disease all over the country. So it is seen that there is a very slow rise in the number of victims. It is seen in 2002 that only 7.1% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Pakistan was allotted for health sector which is lower more than real demand.
As it relates to our bad roads, Jamaica produces over a hundred tons of gypsum (the element that makes cement) every year. Recently there was a suggestion that the government should use cement to pave our roads. An excellent suggestion! By doing this we would not just fix our roads but also lower our importation rate (since we would no longer use imported asphalt) and provide
The UN Development Program and the Global Environment Facility led the initiative in Tanzania. By providing solar energy systems to around 8,400 homes in the Northern region of Mwanza, CO2 emissions were reduced by almost a metric ton per year. Also, in Kyrgyzstan, by promoting sanitation and providing clean water 76% of the villages covered by the project had a decline in the incidence of lambliasis. Also, the UN has been able to improve the live of more than 200 million slum dwellers. Which is twice as much as the original goal.
Have you ever wondered how effective the international aid agencies are in reducing poverty in Haiti? Do you think these international agencies are helping in reducing poverty in Haiti? Data on poverty and inequality in Haiti show that in 2001, 56 percent of the Haitian population (4.4 million persons of a total population of 8.1 million) was under the extreme poverty line of US$1 PPP per person, per day. International Monetary Fund 2008, estimated that for every ten persons, 7.6 are considered poor; that is, they do not obtain US$2 PPP per person, per day, and that 40 percent of the poorest population groups have access to only 5.9 percent of total income, while the most affluent 20 percent control 68 percent of this income. International
One-third of the population live below the national poverty line, lacking the resources to lead healthy lives. Only about 10% of the Lao population live in Vientiane, where most of the wealth is concentrated. In the 1990s, 90% of those who lived outside of Vientiane lived below the poverty level of $1 per day. There is a very wide gap between the income of the rich and poor in Laos. The top fifth of the population control 44% of the nation's wealth, while the bottom fifth control only
The fact that a huge proportion of the population is still unemployed does not help with these figures. According to the Social Weather Stations Third Quarter Report (2014), “55% (estimated 12.1 million) of families consider themselves as mahirap or poor. This is unchanged from June 2014, and 3 points above the 52% average for the four quarters of 2013”. Health Systems Review
Longevity Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world, with surprising inequalities between the rich and the poor. Sixty per cent of all Zambians live below the poverty line. Significant deterioration in the quality of life has occurred simultaneously with reported economic growth of 4.3 per cent in 2015. The social divisions between the rich and the poor are so sharp that it is hard to recognise them as being in the same country. Indicators such as maternal mortality, infant mortality, under-five mortality, and crude death rate have worsened or remained stationary.