Monday, October 12, 2009

Some facts about Uganda

I did a PowerPoint presentation today, and found some interesting facts about Uganda while preparing...

* There are 2.5 million orphans in Uganda, mostly from AIDS and the war in the North.
* Uganda is 197th of all countries for life expectancy. It is 52 for men, 53 for women.
* 137 of every 1000 children dies before their 5th birthday.
* 230 people a die die from malaria.
* About half of the children in Uganda attend school.
* Of the children who attend school, literacy levels are about 50%, and math literacy is about 40%.
* 50% of Ugandans make less than $475 per year.

Sobering, isn't it?

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