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Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

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causes and effects of poverty in sub-saharan Africa

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Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

  1. 1. Presented by Chidozie Delia Ucheya
  2. 2.  Poverty is the shortage of common things such as food, clothing, shelter and safe drinking water, all of which determine the quality of life. Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 2
  3. 3. Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 3
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  5. 5. Economics  Governance Demographics and social factors Health care Environmental factors Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 5
  6. 6. Poverty rates  increase in recessions and decline in booms.  Average income and poverty rate are directly related.  Shocks to food prices result in food riot. Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 6
  7. 7. Lack of  democracy  Poor management of resource revenues  High level of corruption  Weak rule of law  Lack of infrastructure Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 7
  8. 8.  Overpopulation  Crime  War  Discrimination Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 8
  9. 9. Poor access to  affordable health care  Malnutrition  Diseases such as malaria and HIV/Aids overwhelmingly afflict poor African nations. Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 9
  10. 10. Erosion   Desertification and overgrazing  Geographic factors such as for example access to fertile land, fresh water, minerals, energy, and other natural resources. Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 10
  11. 11. People living in  poverty experience mental and physical health problems that worsen their situation. Those living in  poverty suffer lower life expectancy as millions of people die every year as a result of poverty. Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 11
  12. 12. Poverty can be  eradicated from sub- Saharan Africa by promoting economic growth, receiving development aid from developed countries, debt relief, women empowerment, good governance and access to health care. Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 12
  13. 13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty  http://images.google.com/images  http://povertyworlddevelopment.suite101.co  m/article.cfm/poverty_in_subsaharan_africa http://web.worldbank.org  Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa 13
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