Aged indigenous population to nearly double their area of control, as a result of land clearing in the 1980s and 1990s. The problem of malnutrition is one of the greatest in the region, with two-thirds of children attending school less than four years of age, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in October 2015. According to the United Nations, more than 5.2 billion people â€” roughly 10 percent of the world's population â€” lack access to good sanitation, sanitation and drinking water. As a result of this challenge, at least 25 million children under the age of five die each year. In 2012, the world population grew by less than 700 million, a slowdown that scientists say is likely to continue.
To see the maps and data on the WHO's efforts, click here.
Mapping deforestation and land clearing
Map showing the rate of deforestation in various countries, 2001 to 2015
The latest map, the most recent available, shows that from 2001 to 2015, the United States suffered the largest number of forest loss, while countries that experienced more rain-induced fire included South Africa, Kenya, Brazil and Peru. The map shows that the rate of deforestation decreased from 11 percent of the global total in 2001 to 8.7 percent of the total from 2014 to 2015, according to the UN.
A map showing the annual global total of forest loss since 2001. Click on a map to see its full-size image.
This image shows the amount of land lost (by land area and by countries) from each country since 2001. The green area represents countries with higher forest loss rates.
On a larger scale, the map also shows the impact forest loss has on food security and climate change, according to the data used in this visualization.
The data were combined using two methods. First, each country's total forest area is calculated and the rest of the information gathered to yield an annual estimate of forest loss. From the last update, the 2016 data showed that the forest area loss rate was 15 percent below the global average, a drop of 0.6 percent from an annual rate of 4.3 percent in 2001. This year's data also showed an increase in the amount of land lost in many countries from an average rate of 9.3 percent to 16 percent of the global land area.
A second method was used in which the land area data were aggregated to create the monthly average. For example, the map above shows land area for countries in which a quarter of total area is classified as forests. However, the map does not show all that much forest that falls within the forest cover (and thus counts some areas that fall outside the forest cover). This is because countries include some areas that fall outside the forest cover, such as parts of sa
Government promises rehab centre improvements
After five years of operating at the centre, The Project is now undergoing a $100 million plan to upgrade the building and add a medical centre and community recreational centre.
The project will see the building expanded to more than double the size it is today from three storeys to five storeys, and also build out the outdoor spaces in an additional 50 to 60 foot wide area.
"Over the last couple of years we've invested heavily into that centre," said Dr. Paul Kukos, the hospital's head of health policy development and planning.
"We have created several new spaces in and around the health complex. We've created two health towers that sit on top of the centre. We've renovated and opened up our existing clinical centre on the corner, which is what we were planning to do before the project was built."
It's estimated this project will cost $150 million to $200 million.
Kukos says the project will add to the $8-million the hospital has received annually to upgrade the medical facility.
"The hospital wants to do what we did and say we are able to do this, we have other opportunities, but it's one of the things we're able to do, but we also want to focus on what we need," he said.
"The health complex is what we're currently going through and with the addition of that medical centre, it adds a lot of opportunities."
While the centre and fitness centre, as well as community amenities like a fitness centre, will be built, The Project's main focus will be on expanding its main hospital.
The project will result in five more staff spaces, as well as improved meeting rooms and a number of other facility improvements.
"For us it's not really about the main hospital, the main medical complex and the main fitness centre because in order to make sure that the best doctors are having the best access to the best services, we want to do the addition, and there will be access for the most patients," he said.
The Project will have a total of 19 beds and will offer four to six outpatient services, and also 12 psychiatric beds.
There will also be dedicated emergency department for patients with acute conditions.
"What we're looking at is a huge investment in the main hospital and that's why we'll be able to look at the other health complex improvements we can do," Dr. Kukos said.
"There's some good clinical buildings right now but, you know, with any new facility, there will be a whole mix of things that will have to change."
The main hospital will have a mix of health, social and community resources that complement the othe
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