FACTS
LIBERIA ORPHANS
WORLDWIDE LITERACY

1. The lifetime risk of maternal death in the world is one in every 74. The lifetime risk of maternal death in the world's least developed nations is 1 in every 17. (1)

2. The Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is 6,298 U.S. dollars in the world. In the world's least developed countries, the GNI per capita is 345 U.S. dollars. (1)

3. In North America, 18,000 people died from AIDS in 2006. In sub-Saharan Africa, 2.1 million people died in 2006. (4)

4. In developing and transitional countries, 6.8 million people are in immediate need of life saving AIDS drugs. Of these, only 1.65 million are receiving the drugs. (4)

5. In 2006, 39.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. (4)

6. An estimated 150 million children are malnourished. (8)

7. In four short years, AIDS orphans will make up 15 to 20 percent of the population in some African countries. (14)

8. Every day, another 1,800 children are infected with HIV, mostly at birth or from their mother's milk. (14)

9. Kibera, northern Kenya, is the world's largest slum, where 50,000 AIDS orphans scratch out a living. (14)