We know that globally, one in three women will be coerced into sex, beaten, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. In most cases, the perpetrator is someone she knows, such as her husband, boyfriend, or mother-in-law.
Pneumonia is a disease that often flies under the radar of not just the public but even the global health community. It kills more children under 5 years old every year than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Yes, read that last line again.
Malaria is responsible for over 40% of deaths in health care facilities across Cameroon. This means that thousands of children -- as well as adults -- in this West African country die each year from an easily preventable disease.
Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.