News tagged with extreme poverty

Severe poverty affects brain size, researchers find

A six-year study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added to the mounting evidence that growing up in severe poverty affects how children's brains develop, potentially putting them at a lifelong disadvantage.

Sep 01, 2015
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Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach', UN says

Despite economic crises and dwindling aid, the UN said Monday huge progress had been made towards meeting the so-called Millennium Development Goals, including its bid to slash world hunger in half between 1990 and 2015.

Jul 01, 2013
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Bill Gates says aid must be tied to results

Bill Gates on Wednesday urged the world to take a page from his corporate playbook and link aid to measurable results, saying a harder-nosed strategy could dramatically reduce disease and poverty.

Jan 30, 2013
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