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February 28, 2005

Cry, the Beloved Country: Life Expectancy Plummeting in Africa

This from the 2005 Economic Report of the President

"As a result of its lethality and the relative youth of its victims, HIV/AIDs has reduced life expectancy by more than 20 years in many African countries. Life expectancy in some countries is projected to fall to roughly 30 years within the next decade, whereas in the absence of HIV/AIDS some were expected to approach or exceed 70 years. (h/t: Ben Muse and Trolling in Shallow Waters).

I am shocked by this graph.


I always turn to World Vision when confronted by the enormity of an international humanitarian crisis. They have something called The Hope Initiative.

The Hope Initiative is an unprecedented campaign to address the needs of children, families and communities that have been devastated by the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. There is an urgent need to mobilize the Christian community and the general public around the global HIV/AIDS crisis.

Posted by Jim at February 28, 2005 08:38 AM

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