decreasing child mortality rates in developing countries

One Way That the “Poor Beat the Rich”

by Elaine Schwartz    •    Jan 22, 2014    •    717 Views

In just 8 minutes, Hans Rosling shows us that, with child mortality rates, the developing world is making more progress than we might expect.

With his captivating “gapminder” approach, he creates a race between Sweden in 1900 and Bangladesh in 1990 when both had the same child mortality rate. Comparing reduction rates for the two for 16 years, Rosling shows us that Bangledesh wins and so too do Egypt, Brazil and Singapore. You can see why:

My source was the gapminder website.

Complementing Rosling’s perspective, Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg explain in a Bloomberg interview how foreign aid to developing nations is affecting children’s health.



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