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Katie Beyer Global Health Proposal The GNP per capita of Kenya, expressed in purchasing power parity dollars is $1,570 as of 2009. Kenya is ranked low with a Human Development statistic of 128. The poverty indicators and information are demonstrated in many different ways. Health is an indicator, with an average life expectancy of 55.6 years. Thirty percent of the population is undernourished and only 2.0% of the GDP is spent on public health. Additionally, the child mortality rate is 128 per 1,000 live births, which is relatively high. Education is another important factor to the contribution of a country’s poverty level. The mean amount of schools is seven years, which is very low in comparison to the first and second world countries. The adult literary rate is not as high in comparison to the rest of the world, but it is higher compared to the Sub-Saharan region. 73.6% of men and women are considered to be literate above the age of 15. The combined gross enrollment ratio for both genders is 59.6%, which is significantly less than the average literacy rate. Income is an alternative factor and poverty indicator. The measurement of the deviation of the distribution of income among individuals or households within a country from an equal distribution is valued at 47.7 which almost exactly between zero equality and perfect equality. The intensity of deprivation is 50% and the population that is living at or below the poverty line is close to 50% as well. Kenya’s general economic condition is very poor and is ranked in the lowest tier of the Human Development Index 2010. The GDP per capita ranks Kenya at 200 in the global community. This statistic places Kenya close to the bottom 10% of the world in regards to an economic standpoint. Kenya’s current economic, political, and health climate makes the country a perfect candidate for the Global Fund. Kenya is considered to be a low-income economy, which makes the country eligible to apply for funding.
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Additionally Kenya has a high disease burden, which also contributes to its eligibility. Kenya’s has proven to come forth with evidence of membership for people living with and/or affected by the disease, which is a requirement for consideration. Kenya currently owes $7 billion USD in sustainable external debt. Additionally, Kenya suffers from a large internal debt stock, which is not taken into consideration when determining debt sustainability. Furthermore, most of Kenya’s debt was accrued by the Daniel Arap Moi Regime, with more that $2 billion in loans from the IMF and World Bank. Thus civil society groups have deemed much of Kenya’s debt to be odious and unjust. The Debt servicing budget has allocated approximately 22% of government expenditure. Until late 2007, Kenya was considered one of the most stable countries in Africa.
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