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Bill and Melinda Gates: The world’s priority should be poverty reduction in Africa

Bill and Melinda Gates say improving health and education in Africa should be the world’s priority.

“Decades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling,” they write in a report released today (Sept. 18) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “If current trends continue, the number of poor people in the world will stop falling—and could even start to rise.”

Demographics are a driving factor: The world’s population is growing fastest in its poorest regions, notably parts of Africa. “The shift of where kids are being born is to the places where it’s the most difficult to get the nutrition, vaccines, and education to those…

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 Bill and Melinda Gates: The world’s priority should be poverty reduction in Africa

The world’s priority for the next three decades should be a third wave of poverty reduction in Africa,” the Gates write in the report, noting the two earlier waves of poverty reduction in China and India that have contributed to the emergence of over a billion people from extreme poverty over the last two decades.


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