|SPOILER ALERT: There are lots of numbers below that could overwhelm you and keep you from reading on or — perhaps worse — numb you to the reality that each of these numbers actually represents a human being — many of them under five years old.
Although COVID-19 threatens the health, wellbeing and economy of Africa, it is very unlikely to be among the top 10 killers in 2020. As I write this in mid-July, there have been ~665,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa and ~14,360 deaths. Contrast those numbers with the World Health Organization’s report about malaria deaths for 2018: ~380,000 Africans died of malaria with ~255,000 of the deaths among children under five years old. Does this mean COVID-19 is not a major problem for Africans? Certainly not!
Myth #06: COVID-19 will be among the deadliest killers in Africa
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Myth #05: I am NOT materialistic. Who Am I Kidding?
How To Talk To Your Kids About Philanthropy
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After earning a PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology from Clark University, Charlie became Director of Behavioral Medicine for The California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno (CSPP-F), where he was a full-time professor and founder of a teaching clinic for treating anxiety & stress disorders. He was recruited to The Men’s Wearhouse where he became head of human resources, stores, and marketing and ultimately President. He stepped down in order to fulfil his long-standing desire to work directly on social and economic issues, especially wealth inequality. In 2013, Charlie became volunteer Executive Director of The Life You Can Save, a non-profit dedicated to reducing extreme poverty and its devastating effects on over 700 million people globally. Through his financial support and leadership, Charlie has helped TLYCS’s Founder, Peter Singer, develop the organization from the ground up. Charlie lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his wife Diana, a family physician, who partners in supporting The Life You Can Save. He welcomes discussion and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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