The region has the third highest teen fertility rate in the world and exhibits a slower decline in teenage pregnancies than other regions. This, in turn, is associated with lower educational, economic and job opportunities, according to a new World Bank report. LAC is the region with the third highest teenage fertility rate 72 births per 1, women between 15 and 19 years of agebelow Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and 73, respectively.
If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking.
In Ghana, for example, only 50 percent of children complete grade 5, and of those, less than half can comprehend a simple paragraph. The UNESCO program Education for All, which as part of the Millennium Development Goals aims to provide free, universal access to primary schooling, has been successful in dramatically increasing enrollment. But, according to annual Education for All reports, many kids drop out before finishing school.
Marc Silver. On Jan. Their goal was to make the world a better place 15 years from now by getting rid of poverty and disease. Here in the U.
This blog article was prompted by a few unpleasant comments on social media about large families in the developing world. Saddening comments like, "These families don't deserve our help. It's their own fault for having so many children.
Yet less than 2 cents of every dollar spent on international development is directed specifically toward adolescent girls, and they remain at the margins of international development programs. A key to reducing the cycle of poverty lies in an educated, healthy, and productive citizenry that is able to provide for the next generation. Adolescent girls hold a considerable yet untapped potential for accelerated national growth; their educational attainment, level of involvement in the labor force, and capability as caretakers of the next generation have a great impact on entire communities.
After reaching 23 percent in —the highest rate since —child poverty the percentage of children in families with income below percent of the federal poverty level fell to 16 percent in The rate then rose slowly throughto 18 percent. Soon after, the child poverty rate began to reflect the most recent economic downturn.
The lives of 6 million children could be saved globally each year through more effective primary care. In fact, million people spend at least 10 percent of their income on health expenses for themselves or a family member which can push them further into poverty. Despite these overwhelming statistics, blockchain technology is beginning to transform the health care sector in Europe and Africa through virtual health assistance.
Today, an estimated 1. Nine out of ten of these young people live in the developing world and face particularly profound challenges — challenges that are magnified for girls and young women. Although adolescents today are healthier, better protected, and better educated than ever, millions have been left behind.