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Only 136 countries…

out of the world’s 234 countries,┬áhave one or more hospice or palliative care services available to seriously ill people and their families and carers.

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Cancer Rates in Africa…

are expected to grow by 400% over the next 50 years.

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80% of Cancer Patients in Africa…

have advanced incurable disease at first presentation to a health facility.

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Palliative Care is…

an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families.

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Water Problems Affect…

Half of humanity.

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40 Million People Live With…

HIV/AIDS, with 3 million deaths in 2004.

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72 Million Children…

Of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005.

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24,000 Children…

Die Each Day due to Poverty.

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Half of the World…

Over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.

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