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Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: HIV/AIDS - deaths map
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/6/2015 8:38:47 PM
Nearly 80 per cent of all maternal deaths and about 75 per cent of all newborn and child deaths in the world occur in just 20 countries, delegates attending the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) conference in Vancouver heard Monday.
UN agencies launch new standards to improve adolescent care worldwide
UN News Centre - 10/6/2015 10:19:00 PM
6 October 2015 – Two United Nations agencies – the UN World Health ... UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – announced today they have developed new standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, which aim to help countries improve ...
The Latest: UN chief calls for probe of Palestinian deaths
Star-Herald - 10/6/2015 6:01:18 PM
During the visit on Tuesday, Netanyahu pledged that his country will "break this wave of terror like we broke previous waves of terror." The day before, the Israeli leader promised that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and ...
Answering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel Prize
New York Times - 10/6/2015 6:12:38 AM
BEIJING — During the upheaval of China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, when many of the country’s Western-trained scientists ... had asked for a way to reduce the deaths of its soldiers from malaria, which had become resistant to the drug ...
Barbara O’Donnell: Together we can cut deaths from alcohol
The Scotsman - 10/6/2015 9:07:25 PM
Worldwide, alcohol causes around 3.3 million deaths annually. Drinking levels and patterns vary considerably between countries and regions of the world. But in most regions of the world, rising alcohol consumption is a growing threat. Generally ...
Global deaths from pregnancy dropping: report
4 - 10/6/2015 3:56:37 AM
Challenges range from high mortality rates due to cervical cancer in low-resource countries and unsafe abortions ... there's been a "considerable reduction" in maternal mortality worldwide, from 540 deaths per 100,000 to 280, or a drop of 45 per cent.
Who are the world's strictest parents?
AOL - 10/6/2015 4:49:43 PM
(Some South African parents were even featured on a BBC reality show called World's Strictest Parents ... Yet authors note that the correlation between traffic deaths in a country and the study results is weak. Fagan-Watson says that in the latter ...
Snapshot Statistics of the World's Most Influential Research Nations Presented in Elsevier's New Book: World of Research
PR Newswire - 10/5/2015 8:51:18 AM
"We've created a book that gives a detailed overview of the strategically influential research intensive countries around the world," says Nick Fowler, Managing Director, Research Management, Elsevier. "It's a great source of information for busy ...
The UK Is the Best Place in the World to Die, Says New Study
VICE - 10/6/2015 4:42:33 PM
A new study comparing end-of-life care in 80 countries across the world ranked the UK number one for the second ... with cardiovascular disease being responsible for over a third of all deaths in China in 2012. Mongolia's ranking at 28th was credited ...
New Justice Department System Will Count the People Killed by Police, Meeting Demands of the Black Activists
Atlanta Black Star - 10/6/2015 2:05:04 PM
The U.S. Department of Justice is testing a new pilot program to count the number of people killed by police around the country. The open source system is touted as the most comprehensive effort to date by the government to account for deaths by law ...
Soccer-South Sudan to make debut in World Cup qualifiers
YAHOO - 10/6/2015 12:17:42 PM
Violence in the Central African Republic, which last week led to around 40 deaths, caused FIFA to move their World Cup tie to Madagascar with both legs now being played in Antananarivo. There are two other African countries who cannot play qualifiers at home.
Few pregnancy deaths but maternal health challenges remain: report
Energetic City - 10/6/2015 8:42:57 AM
Challenges range from high mortality rates due to cervical cancer in low-resource countries and unsafe abortions ... a “considerable reduction” in maternal mortality worldwide, from 540 deaths per 100,000 to 280, or a drop of 45 per cent.
It’s World Teachers’ Day so remember to thank an educator!
Metro International - 10/6/2015 12:17:42 PM
Worldwide, there is a growing shortage of quality teachers combined with inadequate professional training. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates that to achieve universal primary education by 2020, countries will need to recruit a total of 10.9 ...
Egypt: World Bank Projects World Poverty to Fall Below 10 Percent, Impact On Egypt Unlikely
AllAfrica - 10/6/2015 9:54:32 AM
However, Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country with a population of 89.6 million, is unlikely to be affected by the reduced global poverty rates, said Heba al-Laithy, a professor of statistics at Cairo University who specializes in poverty studies.
3.3 Million Lives Taken By Horrific Polluted Air… Every Year
CleanTechnica - 10/6/2015 7:31:22 AM
The number of deaths caused by outdoor ... The study found that China and India — the world’s first- and third-highest greenhouse gas emitters — have the highest rates of death from air pollution. In China, a country that’s suffered from off ...