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Fewer Children Are Dying
Posted By Becky Giovagnoni On May 12, 2010 @ 1:58 am In Advocacy,Children in Poverty | 3 Comments
Good news from the government is pretty rare. Good news in the media is even more rare. So when I read this headline the other day, I smiled: “WHO sees good progress on UN health goals for poor .”
According to a recent study by the U.N.’s World Health Organization, good progress is being made  on health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Let’s just pause for a moment to let this sink in. We are making progress. Let’s celebrate this!
Of course, this doesn’t mean we can slow down in our fight against global poverty. If anything, seeing progress should motivate us to work even harder. And, as has been mentioned around here before, eliminating extreme poverty is just a matter of priorities .
The annual income of Christian American churchgoers is $5.2 trillion. The amount of money needed to end global poverty is about $74 billion a year. … Basically, 1 percent of our annual income a year is what is needed to end extreme poverty.
So the question is, what are your priorities?
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 WHO sees good progress on UN health goals for poor: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE6470FA.htm
 good progress is being made: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs290/en/index.html
 eliminating extreme poverty is just a matter of priorities: http://blog.compassion.com/eliminate-poverty-just-a-matter-of-priorities/
 The Ability to Eliminate Poverty: Is It Just a Matter of Interpretation?: http://blog.compassion.com/eliminate-poverty-is-it-just-a-matter-of-interpretation/
 What is the Definition of Poverty?: http://blog.compassion.com/define-poverty-what-is-the-definition-of-poverty/
 Eliminate Poverty: Can We Do It or Not?: http://blog.compassion.com/eliminate-poverty-can-we-do-it-or-not/
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