World Population And Poverty

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World Population And Poverty

  1. 1. World population and poverty
  2. 2. What causes p overty in developing countries <ul><li>The main problems of developing Asian and African countries are the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past of developing countries; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unstability, wars and corruption; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor health and educational system; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overpopulation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate, bad soil and natural disasters; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other reasons. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Past of developing countries <ul><li>In the 19th or 20th century, most of the current developing countries were colonized by the western countries, which brough t their industrial and cultural achievements , law system, language and many other things to the colonized countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Since these countries gained their independency, most of them felt instability, corruption, violence, and military authoritarism. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unstability, wars and corruption <ul><li>Corruption in state institutions prevents developing countries from foreign investment, which would create new working places and help economic growth; </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the unstable system in their countries, most talented people tend to leave; </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal gangs are unpunishable due to the weak law system. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Poor health and educational system <ul><li>Workers from the healthcare system are emigrating to the developed Western countries; </li></ul><ul><li>There is not enough cure or prevention for the spread of malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the still active child labor, high level of teenage pregnancy, lack of teaching materials – education system is highly ineffective. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Overpopulation <ul><li>Many developing countries are overpupalted mainly due to the issues of birth control. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result: people lacks natural resources like fresh water, food. They lack land, jobs, housing, proper education and social care. </li></ul><ul><li>Overpopulation also causes increasing pollution, trees are being chopped down. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Climate, dried soil and disasters <ul><li>Out of 100 disasters reported worldwide, only 20 occur in Africa, but Africa suffers 60% of all disaster-related deaths. </li></ul><ul><li>Africa may be able to feed just 25% of its population by 2025 if soil degradation will continue at the same speed; </li></ul>
  8. 8. What should be done to improve <ul><li>“ Teach people how to fish instead of giving them a fish” – basic forms of food or medicine aid is important, but Western countries should also bring the know-how to the developing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease bur ea crac ie and make other required changes in order to attract foreign investment ; </li></ul><ul><li>Enpower women in developing countries; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Literature : <ul><li>http://news.mongabay.com/2006/1214-unu.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/ethiopia/1475620/Out-of-Africa---health-workers-leave-in-droves.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/birth-rates-must-be-curbed-to-win-war-on-global-poverty-434387.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/703958.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9170231 </li></ul>

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