Friday, October 09, 2009

World Economic Crisis = 30-50K more kids may die by 2010

I am worrying about paying property taxes, others are planning on buying less for Christmas, some are wondering what comes after unemployment runs out.

Thousands of thousands of women in Sub-Sahara Africa are wondering which babies, if their baby will survive.

If you knew one of the women, whose baby will probably die if nothing changes - what would you do?

Sorry, I had to ask but I have to.
clipped from econ.worldbank.org
How many more infants are likely to die in Africa as a result of the global financial crisis ?
At current growth projections, their estimates suggest there will be 30,000 - 50,000 excess infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these additional deaths are likely to be poorer children (born to women in rural areas and lower education levels) and are overwhelmingly female. If the crisis continues to worsen the number of deaths may grow much larger, especially those to girls
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