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World of pain

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Issue 1678

World of pain

THE UNITED Nations Children’s Fund produced its annual report just before Christmas. It found that:

  • Every DAY 30,500 children under five die from mainly preventable causes.
  • Every MONTH another 250,000 children and young people become infected with the fatal HIV/AIDS virus.
  • Every YEAR 585,000 women die of complications of pregnancy and childbirth that could have been prevented.

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