Southern African Facts
01. Poorest countries have:
• One in ten adults live with HIV/AIDS
• ONLY ONE DOCTOR FOR EVERY 50,000 PEOPLE
• 80% OF THEIR POPULATION LIVING IN RURAL AREAS
• A MEDIAN AGE 16 YEARS
02. Girls need women’s health education from early on. Perhaps 10M teenage school girls live in area.
03. National governments have started to take initiatives to distribute sanitary pads. Notably Kenya, but also Zambia, S. Africa and Botswana.