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Universal health coverage and the post-2015 development agenda

Universal health coverage and the post-2015 development agenda | Poverty Assignment_ Tan Wai Hoe | Scoop.it
Jeanette Vega, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Managing Director of Health, argued in an article last week for the inclusion of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the development agenda, in order to enable health goals to be framed from a system...
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..:: Child Poverty in Africa ::..

..:: Child Poverty in Africa ::.. | Poverty Assignment_ Tan Wai Hoe | Scoop.it

                      What are the major challenges facing Africa today?

 

The challenges facing Africa are daunting. Africa has the highest proportion of its people in extreme poverty and is not on target to meet any of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed at the United Nations in 2000. The MDGs are:
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty is falling, but there are large variations in progress between regions. Asia is making good progress, but there is little movement elsewhere and sub-Saharan Africa is going backwards.The world already produces enough food, but the key to eradicating hunger is to ensure that ordinary people in the developing world can get access to it and that it’s affordable. Poverty is the principal cause of hunger.

 

                           

                    


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I see that man people are starving in africa and i feel that they should not be going through this. Asia is making good progress, but there is little movement elsewhere and sub-Saharan Africa is going backwards so why cant we do something about it

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Lim Wan Qi's comment, January 27, 2014 11:24 PM
I agree with what Joan said. I feel that the richer people around the world should also help donate money.
Abish Sempio's comment, February 3, 2014 8:27 AM
I feel sad that the children of Africa are going through this.Though the world is making enough food, the people in africa are still facing poverty.I really hope this will change in the nearing future. We should really feel fortunate living in a country that is having a stable living environment. I agree with what jade said that due to their circumstances, children do not put education first. I really sympathise with them.
Onn Shi Ee's comment, February 6, 2014 10:31 PM
I agree with Joan.This shows the problem faced by the people in Africa.Life must be very hard for them , their condition are critical and why aren't the government doing anything or why is their strategies not effective to help their citizens.After looking at this article , shows how the people are fighting it , living in such horrible conditions and not eating healthy while we are wasting food everyday , we should cherish what we have and be thankful for what is given to us .Maybe we can help them too.
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Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis?

Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis? | Poverty Assignment_ Tan Wai Hoe | Scoop.it

The World Bank says soaring food prices have already pushed millions more people into extreme poverty this year.

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i can see that this year the food pricing has been rising causing many people to starve. this is not only happening in India alone it is happening in the whole world. I think that we could help by donating food to some other country who cannot afford food to keep them alive. i wonder if the price did not go up will they be able buy food

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:49 AM

I see that the increase of the food pricing is one of the many reasons why there are people who go in poverty. An good example of a country that is in this state is india. In my opinion, we can help them by being more aware of the money we spend on food as i guess that is one of the reasons why there is a increase in the food pricing

Lynn Keok's curator insight, January 17, 2014 3:31 AM

People from around the world going hungry. Their crops are dying due to climate change. Having no farmland as the government uses it for other purposes also adds to this cause. Babies are also being born dead due to the malnutrition of the mother. I think that the government of that country should do something about it, like give some of the land back to the farmers to plant their crops or maybe even to the extend of importing food from other countries to eliminate poverty. I wonder if the government is doing anything to help these people now, and that is there going to be any change if they read this article?

Shiya Watanabe's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:12 AM

After reading this article I realize that the destituition around the world is slowly becoming a global issue. This article made me look more closely at the lived experience of those in poverty and suffering from starvation in third world countries. Eating is the simplest, most natural of acts, akin to breathing and walking upright. We sit down at the dinner table, pick up a fork, and take a juicy bite, obliv­ious to the double helping of global ramifications on our plate. To think that people lack something as basic and necessary as food makes me realize how the conditions in other countries differ from Singapore by so much. While food prices soar, more people suffer and is pushed to the brink of extreme poverty, this makes me realize how lucky I am to have a roof over my head, to have parents to provide for me and most importantly, to have dinner on the table. 

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Food Prices and Supply News - The New York Times

Food Prices and Supply News - The New York Times | Poverty Assignment_ Tan Wai Hoe | Scoop.it
News about food prices and supply. Commentary and archival information about food prices and supply from The New York Times.

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i see that food prices have gone up in USA but this doesnt only happen in USA , this also is happening in asia and even some poorer countries like india this poorer countries cannot afford to buy food for their people and their people will starve and may also die

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Richest 100 'could end poverty now' - Morning Star

Richest 100 'could end poverty now' - Morning Star | Poverty Assignment_ Tan Wai Hoe | Scoop.it

Oxfam said today that the world's 100 richest people could easily afford to end the hunger, thirst and basic illness of every person of Earth.

Tan Wai Hoe's insight:

i can see that oxfam had shown that the world's 100 richest people could easily afford to end the hunger, thirst and basic illness of every person of Earth so why do they still do not want to help the poor so that they can be normal

 

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Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:38 AM

Rich helping those people in poverty. They could have did it eariler to help much more people then doing it at a later stage.

Brandon Liu's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:36 AM

they should have did it earlier so that the poor will not be suffering right now

Vion Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:42 AM

Reading this article, i realised that the gap between the very rich and the very poor is slowly increasing, so much so that only with the help of the top 100 richest people on earth, poverty can be easily settled worldwide. If these people would donate out a portion of their money to an area in need, I am very sure the situation in that area would improve tremendously and they would'nt really even miss their money. 

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The Super-Committee’s Inaction: Implications for Ending Homelessness

"Federal resources in the short- and medium-term will be much scarcer, and it will be important to work together to maximize available resources for affordable housing and targeted homelessness programs and to increase coordination with mainstream programs like TANF, SSI, Medicaid, and SNAP (formerly food stamps)."


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i can see that our people have noticed this poverty of people around us and they had started to help this group of people by giving them a home so that they will not be homeless. I think that we also have to give our best to help them as they are also human being. I wonder why there are still people who are so selfish and do not want to help

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:37 AM

I see that there is some people who that there are people in poverty and also started to help them by giving them a home so that they will have a place to stay in. I think that we should also do our best to help them as after all we are all human. Its hard to believe why would people refuse to help them .

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:51 AM

i feel that everyone should be ready and willing to lend a helping hand to others who are in need. firstly we need to put ourselves into the shoes of others. if we were them we would have also wanted donations. even though there are already some kind hearts, we should not relent and should provide for those in need. i feel that only we have the ability to help overcome poverty and if we put our mind soul and heart into it, it will work out and there will be lesser people in the world having to suffer.

Jolyn Chia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:03 AM

From this article, i can see that many people does not have a proper place to stay in. Those people living in poverty, could not afford money to buy or rent a place to stay in, therefore, some may sleep on the streets or in the garden. this makes me feel that why people couldnt lend a helping hand, just by providing a place for them to sleep, or even give them some money to rent a place. I also wonder why those people who doesnt have a place to sleep in, could not afford to rent a house? is it because they do not hold a job or are they too lazy to go and work? To me, You must work hard to acheive something instead of people lending you a helping hand and you couldnt stand up on your feet to help yourself, and you just wait there for people to keep helping you. You cant always rely on others.Depend on yourself.