Tuesday, August 9, 2011


"Tchad by the Numbers"

~ Stolen directly from www.missionarydoctors.blogspot.com.

(does "citing" it thusly forgive me for the plagiarism? its just so interesting....)

0- Physicians per 1,000 people (2.2 per 100,000, compared to Washington DC with 752 per 100,000)
1- Ranking on Transparency International’s list of most corrupt countries in 2005.
1- Number of TV stations in the country (government-operated).
1- Number of movie theaters in the country.
2- Ranking on Fund for Peace’s list of most failed states in 2010. (We lost to Somalia. Again.)
2- Percent of pregnancies resulting in the death of the mother (compared to 0.001% in Ireland), most world-wide.
2- Number of flights/day to get out of the country (one to Paris, one to Addis Ababa).
5- Number of Internet hosts, 225th in the world.
8- Number of paved runways in the country (46 unpaved).
8- Percent of population with HIV (18th in the world).
9- Percent of women who die while pregnant or within six weeks of delivery (compared to 0.02% in Ireland).
10- Percent of population who read well enough to use it to earn a living.
11- Number of radio stations (2 AM, 4 FM, 5 short wave).
12.4- Percent of infants who die at childbirth (compared to 0.2% in Singapore) (190th out of 195).
21- Percent of children who die before the age of five (compared to 0.39% in Iceland).
40- Percent of children suffering from chronic malnutrition.
65- Percent of population living on less than $1/day.
80- Percent of population living below the poverty line.
80- Percent of population relying on livestock and subsistence farming for survival.
105- Degrees for an average high in April (76 is the average low).
120- Number of distinct languages in the country. Distinct means one village can’t understand the next.
171- Ranking (out of 177) on UN Human Development Index.
267- Kilometers of paved roads (33,400 unpaved).
13,000- Number of phone lines in the country, 199th in the world.
40,000,000,000- Dollars required to give basic health/education to the world without it.
1,200,000,000,000- Dollars allocated to the military by the US for 2011.

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