November 13, 2015 admin

Prayer for God to Alleviate Health Concerns Worldwide

  • Results from the largest cancer study ever published—released last month by the Lancet—show that cancer kills more people in low- and middle-income countries than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Every year, at least 8 million people die from cancer.
  • War and Unrest- More than half of all hospitals in Syria have now been attacked by Syrian forces, and over a third are no longer functional. Physicians for Human Rights says 578 health workers have been killed in the ongoing conflict. The violence of 2014—including in Syria, Ukraine, GazaSouth Sudan, Central African Republic, and Nigeria—is not over. War, civil unrest, and acts of terrorism can hinder or even reverse progress in all aspects of global development, including health, education, and gender equality.
  • Child marriage has been on the rise in developing countries. One in three girls in these areas are married before the age of 18. Girls trapped in child marriage tend to be poor, under-educated, and living in rural areas where birth and death rates are high and where conflict is common. – According to a 2015 UNICEF report, the countries with the highest rates of child marriage before age 18 are:
    • Niger* — 76 percent
    • Central African Republic — 68 percent
    • Chad* — 68 percent
    • Bangladesh* — 65 percent
    • Mali* — 55 percent
    • Guinea — 52 percent
    • South Sudan* — 52 percent
    • Burkina Faso — 52 percent
    • Malawi* — 50 percent
    • Mozambique — 48 percent