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Which country do you think spends a higher percentage of household expenditure on food?



 
Yup, it's true... The percentage of household expenditure on food increases with impoverishment. An average family in Haiti will spend more than 30% of their daily income on food compared to 10% for the average family in Canada. Spikes in the cost of food and challenges in buying healthy food are directly linked to a child’s health. In Haiti, malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children age 5 and younger.

 
Actually, the percentage a family spends on food increases with impoverishment. An average family in Haiti will spend more than 30% of their daily income on food compared to 10% for the average family in Canada. Spikes in the cost of food and challenges in buying healthy food are directly linked to a child’s health. In Haiti, malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children age 5 and younger.

 
In Haiti between 1989 and 1990, PIH designed a study with two groups of tuberculosis patients. Both groups (A and B) received the same medications, but patients in Group B also received monthly cash stipends and support from community health workers. What was the cure rate for each group?


 
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100% of people with TB in Group B were cured! Social supports, including accompaniment from a community health worker, make a huge difference in helping patients through the difficulties of TB treatments. For poor people living in remote settings, cash stipends to help with transportation or food purchases can also mean the difference between staying on treatment or not being able to reach the clinic.

 
Not quite, {{answer_ZwGDVL76nJXL}}.

While the cure rate was only 48% for group A, 100% of people with TB in Group B were cured. Social supports, including accompaniment from a community health worker, make a huge difference in helping patients through the difficulties of TB treatments. For poor people living in remote settings, cash stipends to help with transportation or food purchases can also mean the difference between staying on treatment or not being able to reach the clinic.

 
A secondary school education is one of the best ways to help students and their families break out of poverty. Though 95% of children in Rwanda are enrolled in primary school, only 10% go on to secondary school. What is the main cause of children discontinuing education?


 
That's true. Education improves health, reduces poverty, boosts economic growth and increases income. The longer a girl stays in school, the later she is likely to have children and the better life outcomes she will have. Unfortunately for many children in Rwanda and other developing countries, they often do not have the option to continue schooling due to unaffordable school fees and the need for family income.

 
The correct answer is the cost of secondary school and responsibility to financially support their family.

Education improves health, reduces poverty, boosts economic growth and increases income. The longer a girl stays in school, the later she is likely to have children and the better life outcomes she will have. Unfortunately for many children in Rwanda and other developing countries, they often do not have the option to continue schooling due to unaffordable school fees and the need for family income.

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