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Obesity v Foreign Aid

Obesity v Foreign Aid Billin 160-190 billion is spent on direct costs attributed to obesity every year in the USA. A further 450 billion on indirect costs. Official Development Assistance Aid given by America in 2011 was 30 billion, Australia gave 4 billion and the UK 13 billion Australia allocated 58 billion (1.5 direct) and the UK a conservative estimate of 4 billion direct. 10 10 10 10 Total GDP of USA, UK 8 Australia in 2011? 0.25% contributed to Aid vs 1.03% spent on Obesity 40 billion dollars of food is thrown away annually Over 60% of adults in USA, UK & Aus are overweight 5 million children <5 will die of undernutrition this year Nearly 1 billion people are starving >> US hospitals are replacing wall mounted toilets with floor models to support obese patients. 3 billion people (nearly 40% of the world) do not have access $61 billion is spent in the US on weight loss and is increasing to a toilet Average monthly costs of Type 2 diabetes treatment is $331 Preventable Type 2 diabetes account for 90% of diabetes cases HIV/AIDS anti-retroviral drugs costs $140 per person per year It costs 12c for medicines that prevent half of all malaria deaths Mosquito bed nets cost $4 - preventing up to 1 million malaria deaths Gastric banding or bypass costs between $15,000-30,000 per surgery 92% of Australian homes own at least one vehicle. The average cost of a car sold in America is $28.400 74 billion dollars was spent on gaming whilst 101 million children do not have access to Vs the basic right of education Millions of women walking 6km for water. Children walking up to 18km to get to school. Men walking hours to work or to collect firewood. Designed by JourneysintheCloud Sources: Reuters // ABS // OECD// IMF // ONE // UNICEF // Gartner // World Vision // Market Research

Obesity v Foreign Aid

shared by Ldingjan on Jun 03
The costs and stark contrasts between obesity, aid and the developing world. How much does a preventable lifestyle disease actually cost us? How much to help the world?


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