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Global Statistics

Ghana, the first African country to gain independence in 1957, is part of a global picture painted by this report published in 2003 by the Department for International Development (DFID):
  • One billion people live on less than one US dollar a day.
  • Two billion people do not have access to decent sanitation, making them highly vulnerable to disease.
  • More than 100million children do not go to school, while 10million children die each year before their fifth birthday, largely from prevantable diseases.
  • In Africa alone there are already 11million AIDS orphans, a number set to rise to 20million by 2010.
In spite of all the efforts of her democratic government to improve the standard of living, Ghana exhibits the effects of the statistics mentioned above, particularly a high incidence of orphans.