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AIDS in Malawi

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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    AIDS, Poverty to Cut Malawi Life Expectancy by 2010 PANA Wire Service (07/14/99); Tenthani, Raphael The United Nations Development Program estimates that
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      "AIDS, Poverty to Cut Malawi Life Expectancy by 2010"
      PANA Wire Service (07/14/99); Tenthani, Raphael
      The United Nations Development Program estimates that life
      expectancy for people in nine sub-Saharan nations, including
      Malawi, will drop by 20 years beginning in 2010. Officials
      attribute the decline to the impact of HIV/AIDS, poverty, and
      globalization. UNDP's John Wayem said, "It is estimated that
      these nine countries will be back to the levels of the 1960s or
      '70s by 2010 in terms of life expectancy due to the impact of
      HIV/AIDS." The report also found that as many as four in 10
      Malawians will die before age 40 due the poor human development
      situation in the country.

      Elizabeth Bell MPH
      Behavioral Interventions and Research Branch
      Division of STD Prevention
      National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      Ensuring universal access to education, health, nutrition, family planning,
      safe water and sanitation services would cost about $40 billion per year,
      less than the amount Europeans spend annually on cigarettes.
      -- A figure cited by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an address to the
      Economic and Social Council meeting in Geneva.
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