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Chad. By: Brandon Walker, Tom Renk, and Anthony Roggio. A DEVELOPING COUNTRY. GDP growth 13% in 2010 7% in 2012 GDP per capita $2,000 Exports $4.951 billion Imports $3.936 billion. DEVELOPING ISSUES. Unemployment rate 22.6% 80% of people live below poverty line Literacy rate 53%

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Chad

Chad

By: Brandon Walker, Tom Renk, and Anthony Roggio


A developing country

A DEVELOPING COUNTRY

  • GDP growth

    • 13% in 2010

    • 7% in 2012

  • GDP per capita

    • $2,000

  • Exports

    • $4.951 billion

  • Imports

    • $3.936 billion


Developing issues

DEVELOPING ISSUES

  • Unemployment rate

    • 22.6%

  • 80% of people live below poverty line

  • Literacy rate

    • 53%

  • Life expectancy

    • 49.07 years

      • 223rd in world


The biggest issue

THE BIGGEST ISSUE

  • Infant mortality rate

    • 91.94 deaths/1,000 births

      • 6th in world

  • Maternal mortality rate

    • 1,100 deaths/100,000 live births

      • 1st in world

  • 76% of women are unassisted during child birth

  • 5.89 births per woman


Chad

Maternal Mortality Rate

1995

1990

2005

2000


Causes of poor maternal health

CAUSES OF POOR MATERNAL HEALTH

Causes of Maternal Mortality

  • Haemorrhage

    • Ruptured blood vessel

    • Increases after multiple births

  • Poor health care

  • 1 in 4 births are delivered with professional help

  • Other plaguing diseases

“Research has shown that approximately 80 per cent of maternal deaths could be averted if women had access to essential maternity and basic health-care services”

-Unicef.org


Effects of poor maternal health

EFFECTS OF POOR MATERNAL HEALTH

  • Maternal mortality

    • Chad: 1st in world

  • Infant mortality rate

    • 1 out of 5 children will die before the age of five

  • Newborns suffer

    • Transmission of fatal diseases


What is already being done

WHAT IS ALREADY BEING DONE?

  • Unicef

    • Help improve the health and education of children and their mothers

  • Provided feeding for more than 9,500 malnourished children

  • 45,000 mosquito nets to children and pregnant women


Our solution

OUR SOLUTION

  • Increase the number of assisted childbirths

    • Doctor to population ratio is 1:25,000

      • U.S. 1:300

  • Approximately 500,000 babies born per year

    • 380,000 are unassisted

    • About 1,000 unassisted per day

Doctors are limited in Chad today


Our solution1

OUR SOLUTION

  • Requirements

    • At least two years of professional experience

    • Availability for minimum 9-12 months

  • Average salary: $18,000/year

  • Doctors Without Borders

    • Recruits medical and non-medical aid workers to provide assistance in nearly 60 countries

  • Seeking nurse-midwives/certified midwives


Our solution2

OUR SOLUTION

  • Doctors Without Borders

    • $18,000 per year

    • Hire 1,000 doctors for two years

    • $36 million

  • Construct 600 basic health centers

    • $21,500 (Material: $12,500; 40 people at $5 per day x 45 days: $9,000)

    • Total: $12.9 million

$48.9 million


Remaining money

REMAINING MONEY

  • $1.1 million remaining

  • Birthing kits

    • A plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, sterile scalpel blade, 3 cords and 5 gauze squares

  • Provides a safe birthing environment

  • 550,000 at $2 each


Works cited

WORKS CITED

  • "United Nations Millennium Development Goals." UN News Center. UN, n.d. Web. 05 June 2013. <http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/.

  • "Central Intelligence Agency." CIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 June 2013. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cd.html>.

  • "Chad Statistics." UNICEF. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 June 2013. <http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/chad-statistics>.

  • "Work With MSF." Doctors Without Borders. MSF-USA Association, n.d. Web. 05 June 2013. <http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/>.

  • "World Birth Aid Clean Birth Kit." World Birth Aid RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 June 2013. <http://worldbirthaid.org/birth-kit/>.


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