Author: Staff Reports

ODISHA, India — In 2017, India had the second-largest population in the world with 1.3 billion people. Since 2017, India is no longer one of the top three countries with the highest rate of malaria. This was achieved thanks to the involvement of nonprofit and government organizations. The success of malaria prevention in India can be attributed to the country’s large efforts to increase the distribution of bednets, testing and medications. The country has struggled to fight the disease in at-risk areas such as in rural places where poverty is prominent. Thankfully though, the success of malaria prevention in India has…

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SEATTLE, Washington — The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country located in Central Africa. Reports of a measles outbreak in the DRC began in June 2019. All 26 regions of the country reported infections. The causes of this outbreak include extreme poverty and a lack of quality healthcare. The disease already infected upwards of 200,000 people and claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people. Sadly, 90 percent of these deaths have been children. The government and many NGOs are fighting this epidemic. Significant efforts have been made to distribute vaccines, especially to at-risk groups such as children.…

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SEATTLE, Washington — Reality stars and celebrities have the ability to use their fame to make impactful changes. These reality stars are making a difference by fighting against global poverty. Despite the often selfish portrayal, these stars are taking the initiative to work with charities and give back. 5 Reality Stars Who Fight Against Global Poverty Camilla Thurlow: Camilla Thurlow first came to the public’s screen on the smash hit “Love Island.” The British reality show focuses on singles who meet and date each other. Her kind demeanor and compassionate actions captured the heart of viewers across the world as…

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SEATTLE, Washington — In the United States, someone with a fever, cough and diarrhea would most likely be diagnosed with the common cold, stomach flu or food poisoning. In Africa, this could mean being diagnosed with AIDS. After receiving this diagnosis, those who can afford it begin taking a strong dose of a toxic drug, such as Nevirapine or AZT. On the off chance that the patient did have AIDS, his or her body would positively respond to the drug and would hopefully see improvements. However, the more common occurrence would be the opposite. A misdiagnosis of AIDS would result in a…

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SEATTLE, Washington — There are many ways to promote U.S. national security and international stability. One of which is to provide food security for those in need in developing countries. The United States provides many countries with food assistance through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Doing so aids the promotion of U.S. interests and the quality of life for people in developing nations. H.Res. 742: Recognizing the continued success of the Food for Peace Act acknowledges the progress made by the Food for Peace Act (FFP) in increasing food security around the world and saving lives. Food…

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ABUJA, Nigeria — Over the past twenty years since the invention of the internet, the world has slowly moved online. Business, banking, education and so much more are almost entirely dependent on the use of the internet. Yet, an estimated 3.8 billion people worldwide still live without access to the internet. This leaves many unable to attain integral socioeconomic resources. Wi-Fi’s Impact on Poverty Wi-Fi has become an essential factor in getting countries on track to self-stabilize and grow. Further, providing a Wi-Fi connection brings the potential of a host of new opportunities. Individuals can engage in more comprehensive education…

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SEATTLE, Washington — The level of hunger around the world is said to have reduced by 27 percent since 2000 when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established. Unfortunately, world hunger is still a problem. In 2015, the world established a new set of development goals to replace the MDGs. One of these goals includes zero hunger. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2018, 820 million people didn’t have enough to eat. Unfortunately, this figure has been increasing for the past 3 years in a row. The plan is to end hunger by 2030. With only about 10 years…

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NAIROBI, Kenya — As land is becoming limited, and farmland is further depleted of its integrity, many countries are in need of innovation for how they grow food. In this plight, many have found themselves with nowhere to go but up. With the rapid growth in urban and suburban areas across the world and scientific predictions estimating that agricultural land will only be viable for about 60 more years, many cities have gotten creative with how they are maximizing and repurposing real-estate. Vertical Farming Vertical farming has become a hot topic of discussion for many countries across the globe. It has become a…

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DAKAR, Senegal — Senegal is an emerging economy with a poverty rate of 38 percent. One solution to poverty is economic growth and transformation. The idea is that growth will create jobs and increase income to help pull those out of poverty. The positive effects of economic growth include road and hospital construction and affordable and widespread education. Senegal’s economic transformation will help to alleviate poverty with a $20 billion Emergent Senegal Plan. It’s already seeing progress. GDP growth has steadily risen from 6.4 percent in 2015 to about 7 percent in 2018, which makes Senegal one of the fastest-growing…

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SEATTLE, Washington — Iraq has been facing some extremely difficult times for nearly two decades now. Despite the success in ending the reign of Saddam Hussein, many people view the Iraq War as having been ineffective and ultimately causing more harm than good. While the reign of ISIS in the country has ended, there is still a long way to go on the journey to economic recovery in Iraq. Many organizations are taking steps to aid in recovery and greatly reduce the number of people who live below the poverty line. Iraq’s Economic Situation According to the World Bank, the…

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