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Health and Help in the Developing World

Thank you for taking this poll! The statistics may seem overwhelming, but they aren't set in stone. Millions of individuals, along with the help dedicated organizations, are making a difference in the lives of those who struggle in developing countries every day.

About how many children in the developing world die each day from malnutrition and mostly preventable diseases?
  • 30
    5%
     
  • 30,000 (correct answer)
    64%
     
  • 300,000
    29%
     
  • none
    0%
     
4021 responses
The African nation of Eritrea has a population of approximately 4.8 million people. How many pediatricians serve the entire population of this African country?
  • 5,000
    3%
     
  • 500
    22%
     
  • 50
    37%
     
  • 5 (correct answer)
    36%
     
4021 responses
Measles immunization costs only 30 cents in U.S. dollars per dose, and has been around for more than 40 years. Even so, about how many people continue to die from measles every year?
  • 250,000
    42%
     
  • 750
    4%
     
  • 500,000 (correct answer)
    29%
     
  • 10,000
    23%
     
4021 responses
Sub-Saharan Africa has just over 10 percent of the world’s population. But what worldwide percent of children living with AIDS come from this area?
  • 70 percent
    44%
     
  • 90 percent (correct answer)
    34%
     
  • 99 percent
    7%
     
  • 40 percent
    13%
     
4021 responses
How can the health and lives of people living in developing countries around the world be improved?
  • Increased access to affordable medical services
    2%
     
  • Educating myself and others about situations in the developing world
    0%
     
  • Developing a stronger bond between our country and countries in need
    0%
     
  • All of the above (correct answer)
    96%
     
4021 responses