Black People : A child dies every3secs in Africa..??how?

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A child dies every3secs in Africa/10secs/#..secs

    Some of U might have seen the adverts....(Including the one from 2005 with all the celebs, clicking once every 3secs)

    Where and how do they get this statistic??

    for real?!

    is this 'statistic' for dramatic effect?

    (are they just calculating the amount that die in a year or have died within they last few years, then just sum up the daily equivalent??
     
  2. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I never heard of a child dying every 3 seconds in Africa. Thats new info to me, but its not surprising. According to Wise Intelligent in his song "Globe Holders", a child dies every minute of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Sahara Africa.
     
  3. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the world
    http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

    in America
    http://www.childrensdefense.org/site/PageServer?pagename=data_moments

    Moments in America for Black children

    Every 4 seconds a public school student is suspended.*
    Every 34 seconds a public school student is corporally punished.*
    Every 50 seconds a high school student drops out.*
    Every minute a child is arrested.
    Every minute a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
    Every 2 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
    Every 4 minutes a baby is born to a mother who is not a high school graduate.
    Every 5 minutes a baby is born without health insurance.
    Every 5 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
    Every 7 minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
    Every 14 minutes a child is arrested for drug abuse.
    Every 16 minutes a baby is born to a mother who received late or no prenatal care.
    Every 17 minutes a child is arrested for violent crimes.
    Every hour a baby dies before his first birthday.
    Every 4 hours a child or teen dies in an accident.
    Every 8 hours a child or teen is killed by a firearm.

    and so on....
     
  4. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    without a doubt, people die (and are born) more often in developing countries
     
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