Aid Works – Some Examples
Health & Disease
- In Bangladesh child mortality rates have been halved since 1990.
- Guinea Worm has been nearly eradicated: In 1986 3,500,000 cases, in 2011 1,058 cases.
- The number of people with HIV in Africa receiving anti-retroviral drugs has gone up from 100,000 in 2003 to almost 6 million today.
- Two hundred million bednets have been distributed since 2006, cutting deaths from malaria by half in some African countries.
- The estimated percentage of underweight children under five has dropped from 25% in 1990 to 16% in 2010.
- In Ghana the number of children suffering from malnutrition has decreased from 32 % in 1992 to 9 % today. The country is now also self-sufficient in food production.
- In Malawi, with the support of Irish aid, the number of households with insufficient food has been reduced from 1 in 4 in 2006, to 1 in 10 today.
- In Tanzania, with the support of Irish aid, 96 % of all children now go to school compared with only 50% in 1990.
- Enrolment rates in primary schools increased in sub-Saharan Africa, from 58% to 76% between 1999 and 2010.
- In Uganda with the support of Irish aid the number of children in school has tripled in 15 years.
- Globally the number of women dying in childbirth every year declined by half between 1990 and 2010, from an estimated 543,000 to 287,000.
- Rwanda and Angola have more women in their parliament than anywhere else in the world, currently 56 %.
- In 2012 for the first time since poverty trends began, both the number of people living in extreme poverty and poverty rates fell in every developing region in the world, including in sub-Saharan Africa, where rates are highest.
- With Irish aid support the number of poor people in Vietnam has fallen from 58 % in 1990 to 15 % in 2008.
- In Uganda, with the help of Irish aid, the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day has halved in the last 15 years.
- Fewer children are dying – annual global deaths of children under five fell to 8.8 million in 2008 – down by 30% since 1990.
- Irish Aid support for the production of sweet potatoes has contributed to halving vitamin deficiency among children under the age of five.
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