Finishing a grant application. To get some data, spent few days reading WHO reports and stats. Depressing.
there’s about 6.7b people in the world
36m die each year from non communicable diseases (cancers and cardiovascular for example). Many many more from communicable diseases.
1.6m die each year as a direct result of violence.
2.7b live under $2 a day. Makes eating a $3 lunch feel like a treat…
1b is affected by so called neglected tropical diseases. these are often debilitating, serious, and drive the sufferers to extreme poverty and often early death.