Key Quotes - Health

Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Friday 15th November
 
Five people die of AIDS and ten people are infected with HIV every minute.
5.6 million people have HIV in South and South East Asia.
Cambodia has the highest proportion of people with HIV in South East Asia.
Globally, 14 million children have lost one or both parents as a result of HIV/Aids.
HealthTeartimes, Spring 2004.
 
At the end of 2002, it was estimated that more than 42 million people worldwide were living with HIV/Aids- 50,000 of those in the U.K.
HealthChristian Herald, 29th November 2003.
 
'Half of young adults do not visit a dentist regularly.

Only four out of ten 16-24 year old men in deprived areas have regular checkups. By comparison, the figure in more affluent areas is six out of ten.

Young women are more likely to have their teeth checked than men, but only five out of ten in deprived areas regularly visit a dentist, compared with seven out of ten in better off areas.

Four out of five children, aged 2-15, attend a dentist for a regular checkups, although the figure drops off sharply at this point.
HealthYouthwork - Feb 2004
 
At the end of last year, an estimated 42m people worldwide were living with HIV/Aids. A third of those with HIV/Aids are aged between 15 and 24, while 3.2m were aged 15 or under.Briton has approximately 50,000 people with HIV/Aids.
HealthBaptist Times, Nov 2003.
 
Urgent action is needed because Britain's children have rapidly expanding waistbands and their health is suffering. A shocking 8.5% of six year olds and 15% of 15 year olds are obease, almost half of all 15 year olds are overweight.
This is not just an aesthetically challenging problem, it is life threatening average life expectancy is expected to drop for the first time in more than a century.
HealthThurdway ,Jan/Feb 2004.
 
The HIV/Aids epidemic accounts for a quarter of all adult deaths in South Africa, rising to 40 per cent among the sexually active aged between 15 and 49... An estimated 5.3 million South Africans - more than 12 per cent of the population - are infected ... The country's Medical Research Council estimates that the virus would claim the lives of up to seven million people by 2010 if left unchecked, and that the average life expectancy will fall from 54 now to 41 in the same year.
HealthThe Church of England Newspaper - Nov 27th 2003
 
Tanzania is six times bigger than England and has a population of around 35 million. Reportedly, some three million are affected by HIV/Aids. These, however, are only the reported cases... In Tanzania, Aids is spread almost entirely through heterosexual sex ... According to Tanzania's National Aids Control Programme, 98 per cent of the population are aware of Aids. Ignorence is not the problem. Changing people's behaviour is. Despite the high number of deaths, the incidence of HIV/Aids is not decreasing.
HealthThe War Cry - Nov 29th 2003
 
At the end of 2002, it was estimated that over 42 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS- 50,000 of those in the U.K. AIDS has already taken an estimated 15,000 lives in Britian alone and the predictions are that these figures will be on the rise over the next few years.
HealthEnough, Issue 5 2003.
 
Zimbabwe is experiencing a deepening crisis. What began as a food crisis has grown into an emergency with a deteriorating economy, and an HIV/Aids pandemic. A recent estimate claimed that a third of adults under 40 are infected.
HealthBaptist Times Dec 11th 2003.
 
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