Presentation: "Global Health Challenges: How Industry is Addressing Global Health", presented at the University of Virginia in June 2008

Every Year...
-of the 57 million people who die, 10.5 million are children under 5 years and 1.5 million are children between the ages of 5 and 15;

-of the under-fives, half of those deaths occur in Africa, and more than 60% of all under-five deaths are from preventable diseases;

-of those over the age of 15, some 529,000 women die of causes realted to childbirth; 3.1 million die of HIV/AIDS; about 2 million die of tuberculosis and 1.2 million die of malaria.

-Out of the 58 million dealths worldwide in 2005, 7.6 million were due to cancer.

-Over 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low-middle income countries, where limited or no resources are available for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

-Cancer deaths are projected to rise, with about 9 million people dying from cancer in 2015, and 11.4 million dying in 2030.