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Africa Disease and Poverty Eradication project is a registered tax exempt (IRS 501c3)
organization and contributions are tax deductible under section 170 of IRS code. As a charitable
and Nonprofit organization, we are engaged in Disease and Poverty reduction in Africa,
especially in Sub Saharan African Countries to eradicate malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.
MEASURING DISEASE AND POVERTY
"In order to measure absolute poverty amongst children using the World Summit definition, it is
necessary to define the threshold measures of severe deprivation of basic human need for
children. Theoretically, we have defined 'severe deprivation of basic human need' as those
circumstances that are highly likely to have serious adverse consequences for the health, well-
being and development of children. Severe deprivations are causally related to 'poor'
developmental outcomes both long and short term.
The measures used were :
1) Severe Food Deprivation– children whose heights and weights for their age were more than
-3 standard deviations below the median of the international reference population, i.e. severe
2) Severe Water Deprivation - children who only had access to surface water (e.g. rivers) for
drinking or who lived in households where the nearest source of water was more than 15
minutes away (indicators of severe deprivation of water quality or quantity).
3) Severe Deprivation of Sanitation Facilities – children who had no access to a toilet of any kind
in the vicinity of their dwelling, including communal toilets or latrines.
4) Severe Health Deprivation – children who had not been immunized against any diseases or
young children who had a recent illness involving diarrhea and had not received any medical
advice or treatment.
5) Severe Shelter Deprivation – children living in dwellings with more than five people per room
(severe overcrowding) or with no flooring material (e.g. a mud floor).
6) Severe Education Deprivation – children aged between 7 and 18 who had never been to
school and were not currently attending school (no professional education of any kind)
7) Severe Information Deprivation – children aged between 3 and 18 with no possession of and
access to radio, television, telephone or newspapers at home."UNQUOTE
DEVASTATION OF DISEASE AND POVERTY IN AFRICA
"The purpose of this study was to measure children's living conditions that were so severely
deprived that they were indicative of absolute poverty. Thus, the measures used represent
more severe deprivations than the indicators frequently published by international
organizations. For example, 'no schooling' instead of 'non-completion of primary school', 'no
sanitation facilities' instead of 'unimproved sanitation facilities', 'no immunizations of any kind'
instead of 'incomplete immunization against common diseases', etc. UNQUOTE
Child Poverty in the Developing World.DAVID GORDON1, SHAILEN NANDY1, CHRISTINA
PANTAZIS1, SIMON PEMBERTON1 and PETER TOWNSEND21 Centre for International Poverty
Research, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ 2 London School of Economics,
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