Eliminating world poverty

The British Government’s Department for International Development has produced an excellent liitle booklet entitled “Eliminating world poverty”. You can obtain a copy by e-mailing tellmemore@dfid.gov.uk or you can access the text online here
The good news…
* India lifts 12 million people out of poverty every year.
* 75 million more children are in primary school today than in 1990.
* 10 times more people are receiving treatment for AIDS now than in 2000.
and the bad…
* Every day 30,000 children die because of preventable diseases.
* 46% of people in Africa live in poverty.
* Life expectancy in Africa is 46, and falling.
* Two-thirds of the world’s hungry people live in Asia.