Africa AIDS https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/taxonomy/term/10529/all en Weekly wire: The global forum https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/weekly-wire-global-forum-321 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> <a href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/weekly_wire_8.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img alt="" height="178" src="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/weekly_wire_8.jpg" style="padding:2px; border:1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align:bottom; max-width:none; float:right" title="" width="180" /></a><strong>These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week.</strong><br /><br /><strong><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/12/05/568288743/is-life-better-now-than-50-years-ago-the-answer-may-depend-on-the-economy?ft=nprml&amp;f" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Is Life Better Now Than 50 Years Ago? The Answer May Depend On The Economy</a></strong></p> <div> <strong>National Public Radio, USA</strong></div> <div> The way people perceive their country's economic conditions plays a big role in whether they view their lives more positively now compared with the past, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. Of the nearly 43,000 people surveyed in 38 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America, Vietnam had the most positive self-assessment: Eighty-eight percent of respondents said life is better today in their country than it was a half-century ago.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong><a href="https://theconversation.com/developing-countries-could-get-sick-before-they-get-rich-policy-can-help-87391" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Developing countries could get sick before they get rich. Policy can help</a></strong></div> <div> <strong>The Conversation</strong></div> <div> Improved human well-being is one of the modern era’s greatest triumphs. The age of plenty has also led to an unexpected global health crisis: two billion people are either overweight or obese. Developed countries have been especially susceptible to unhealthy weight gain, a trend that could be considered the price of abundance. However, developing countries are now facing a similar crisis.</div> <div>  </div> </div></div></div> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:07:00 +0000 Roxanne Bauer 7768 at https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere