fast-facts_1 There is a global shortage of 4,300,000 doctors, nurses, midwives, and support workers
fast-facts_2 1/3 of the global population lacks regular access to essential medicines

Life expectancy range

fast-facts_3 Japan
83 years
fast-facts_4 Swaziland
40 years

925,000,000 people went hungry in 2010.

700,000,000 people will be obese by 2015.

5,000,000+ people die prematurely from tobacco use annually.

80% of non-communicable disease deaths worldwide occur in low and middle-income countries.

For every 1 child that dies in childbirth in Sweden, 1,000 die in Afghanistan.

Sources: Facing the Future, USAID, WHO, World Bank, World Hunger.