Some facts from Bono on the progress on poverty

I get talks on my podcast to listen to while exercising. Found this one interesting enough to share, and embedded below.

Some facts he cited:

  • Since 2000 there are eight million more AIDs patients getting antiretroviral drugs.
  • Eight countries in Africa have cut their malaria rate by 75%
  • The same countries have 2.65 million fewer child deaths a year or 7,256 a day.
  • The number of people living in extreme has reduced from 43% in 1990 to 21% in 2010.
  • At the current rate of decline, the number of people in extreme poverty would be close to zero by 2030

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