Another AFC/PNC disgrace - Guyana flogged for child marriages, low life expectancy UN Reports.

Guyana flagged for child marriages, low life expectancy

 

UN report

…as report warns State must get aggressive to advance social protection

By Jarryl Bryan

A recent report from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) has stressed the need for more attention to be placed on social welfare and protection for the average citizen in middle-income countries – among which Guyana numbers. The report places a focus on social protection services being offered by Governments throughout the world. It details that there is more work to be done when it comes to eradicating child marriage. According to the report, up to last year, 30 per cent of children in Guyana got married by the age of 18. Haiti’s rate was listed as 18 per cent, while in St Lucia the prevalence of child marriage was recorded at 24 per cent. Data on this subject was missing from several other

One of the Social Protection Ministry’s outreaches

regional countries.
As of 2017, the report also pegged Guyana as having a life expectancy rate of 69 years for females and 65 for males. It is a rate which does not compare well with the regional average. Trinidad and Tobago has a life expectancy of 74 for females and 67 for males, while Barbados’ rate stands at 78 years for females and 74 for males.
According to the report, French Guiana’s life expectancy rate stands at 83 for females and 77 for males. Suriname’s rate is 75 years for females and 68 years for males. Even Venezuela’s rate of 79 years for females and 71 years for males exceeds Guyana’s, despite the economic challenges the Spanish-speaking country is beset with.
One section of the report also ranks countries based on the rate of maternal deaths. It uses a Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of deaths per 100,000 live births.According to the report, Guyana had a MMR of 229 deaths as of 2015.
This is a regional high, when compared to the rates in other countries. According to the report, Jamaica had 89 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines clocked in at 48 and 45 respectively. Trinidad has an MMR of 63, while Barbados stood at 27.
When it comes to women having access to antenatal care, the report paints a more favourable picture of Guyana. It notes that women in Guyana are afforded the same level of access to antenatal care irrespective of rural or urban residency.
In terms of the prevalence of contraceptive use in females aged 15 to 49, 41 per cent of Guyanese women were found to use modern methods while 42 per cent used any method at all. The report also noted that 86 per cent of all births in Guyana had been attended by skilled medical personnel.

Recommendations
The report advises that bold initiatives be undertaken in order to increase access to health care, and contraceptives, and as many households as possible be included in the social protection net. While it noted that central governments must lead the way, it also pointed out that there was scope for civil society to get involved.
“Beyond actions aimed specifically at reaching and empowering poorer people – the poorest 40 per cent – specific measures driven by central governments may be needed to shift highly unequal patterns in the distribution of wealth and other resources, and to counteract systemic barriers and risks that trap individuals in inequalities.”
According to the report, “a national inequalities commission could bring together people from different parts of the government, civil society and business to consider options and assess whether policy choices are minimising or exacerbating inequalities”. The report states that poor access to contraceptives, lack of health care and high mortality rates are exacerbated in countries where little emphasis is placed on social protection.

The report also notes that given the amount of evidence on how inequalities can worsen if deliberate attention is not given by the State towards closing the gaps, the report advises that extending modern contraceptive methods to poor households should be a priority.
“Universal social protection may be one way to control inequalities. It requires everyone, whether they are working in informal jobs, retired or providing unpaid care work, to have access to basic income security, such as through pensions or income support for the working poor.”
“It should also cover maternity, disability, child and similar benefits that are essential to well-being. A study of several poor and middle-income countries found that universal social protection would cost only one to two per cent of GDP [Gross Domestic Product]. This is much less than tax revenues that are lost by not taxing the wealthy effectively or tackling inefficiencies in existing public programmes,” the report states.

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Django posted:

Unbelievable in  2 yrs  6 mths, longevity have decreased and child marriage is prevalent in Guyana,that country is cursed in the mindset of "some" Indo Guyanese.

smh

Guyana Times doing a good job at mediocrity.

Mind you, average life expectancy went from 67.68 in 2013 to 68.74 in 2017.

@yuji22, we have to be fair, we have to be honest. Child marriages are not a new or recent phenomenon. It's an ingrained cultural thing from the Indian immigration days and probably before. Child marriages have nothing to do with Granger or Jagdeo.

Incidentally, I notice that child marriages are common in the USA. We cannot blame Trump for that. Read this report.

Django posted:

Unbelievable in  2 yrs  6 mths, longevity have decreased and child marriage is prevalent in Guyana,that country is cursed in the mindset of "some" Indo Guyanese.

smh

Guyana Times doing a good job at mediocrity.

Well those are the fellow tribals who you now run behind.

caribny posted:
Django posted:

Unbelievable in  2 yrs  6 mths, longevity have decreased and child marriage is prevalent in Guyana,that country is cursed in the mindset of "some" Indo Guyanese.

smh

Guyana Times doing a good job at mediocrity.

Well those are the fellow tribals who you now run behind.

Me thinks you make a mistake,I am not running behind any one.

Gilbakka posted:

@yuji22, we have to be fair, we have to be honest. Child marriages are not a new or recent phenomenon. It's an ingrained cultural thing from the Indian immigration days and probably before. Child marriages have nothing to do with Granger or Jagdeo.

Incidentally, I notice that child marriages are common in the USA. We cannot blame Trump for that. Read this report.

Funny that child marriages are most prevalent amongst PPP supporters, and yet the PPP wasn't blamed for not reducing the problem during its 23 years.

No wonder most of the Indo KKK love Trump, who like Jagdeo, revels in fake news.

Django posted:
caribny posted:
Django posted:

Unbelievable in  2 yrs  6 mths, longevity have decreased and child marriage is prevalent in Guyana,that country is cursed in the mindset of "some" Indo Guyanese.

smh

Guyana Times doing a good job at mediocrity.

Well those are the fellow tribals who you now run behind.

Me thinks you make a mistake,I am not running behind any one.

Good fo yuh rass. Tek lash. That Kaffir KKK showing his true stripes.

Gilbakka posted:
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Good fo yuh rass. Tek lash. That Kaffir KKK showing his true stripes.

I thought that it was you.  Continue to run behind your fellow tribal folks.  Yes those same ones who scream that blacks are lazy, and useless and have nothing positive to contribute.  The party that only values blacks who were former members of the Burnham thug force.

But it appears as if this is the company that you now chose to keep.

Gilbakka posted:
caribny posted:
Django posted:
 

Me thinks you make a mistake,I am not running behind any one.

Oh thought you were some one else. Sorry.

You thought was Gilbakka, eh?! 

Yes/ Django remains tied to principles.  You however ran when the PPP began to beat their drum. Jagdeo is using you to divert attention away from the fact that he is doing NOTHING to force a change of the constitution.  

caribny posted:
Gilbakka posted:
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Good fo yuh rass. Tek lash. That Kaffir KKK showing his true stripes.

I thought that it was you.  Continue to run behind your fellow tribal folks.  

Okay, Bantu. BTW, Sam Hinds says he is most happy in his PPP 'bantustan'. He won't trade it for Granger's grassland.

ksazma posted:
caribny posted:
Django posted:
 

Me thinks you make a mistake,I am not running behind any one.

Oh thought you were some one else. Sorry.

Carib bai, see what happens when your mind get fogged?

 

Now ask yourself why I am the only self identified black person who continues to post here when we used to have loads of them?

The racist and anti black stench of most of the posters LIKE YOU is the reason for this.  You peddle the same ideology as the KKK and then get your panties in a bunch when I call you all Indo KKK.

Gilbakka posted:
 

I might take your advice, Bhai KKK. As Bill warned Hillary, "Never wrestle a pig in the mud."

No you should just roll with pigs in mud like Jagdeo.  You seem to be enjoying it too even now calling me a Kaffir. My, my those old white guys in South Africa would love you.

Gilbakka posted:
 

Okay, Bantu. BTW, Sam Hinds says he is most happy in his PPP 'bantustan'. He won't trade it for Granger's grassland.

Oh yes, those old Uncle Tom slaves always preferred massa's lashes than being free.

Don't worry, only the PPP likes him. Even his own town, Linden, boos whenever he shows up.

caribny posted:
Gilbakka posted:
 

I might take your advice, Bhai KKK. As Bill warned Hillary, "Never wrestle a pig in the mud."

No you should just roll with pigs in mud like Jagdeo.  You seem to be enjoying it too even now calling me a Kaffir. My, my those old white guys in South Africa would love you.

Coming from a malicious anti-Indian racist like you, I don't care. You earned the kaffir badge by calling me Indo KKK and Jagdeo slave with tribal loyalities. YOU started it. 

Gilbakka posted:
 

Coming from a malicious anti-Indian racist like you, 

List what makes me anti Indian?  Because I aggressively confront Indian racism when it appears and call those who peddle it members of the Indo KKK. Because I call Civic what it is and that is a Bantustan that Cheddi set up for black "allies" who were immediately sidelined and ignored, to the degree that the WPA walked away from its alliance with the PPP.

Because I object to the rampant anti black stereotyping that goes on here when I am not around. Aspects of Afro Guyanese culture used to create laughter, this when we aren't being lambasted as not having culture.

Because I object to the double standards where racist practices of the PNC must be condemned but those who condemn the equally racist practices of the PPP are called racist for doing this.

Come on.  Compare me to the likes of druggie and seignet who once screamed that blacks should be forever cursed with poverty and bad luck.  Apparently that is the price that you must pay.

Gilbakka posted:
caribny posted:
Gilbakka posted:
 

I might take your advice, Bhai KKK. As Bill warned Hillary, "Never wrestle a pig in the mud."

No you should just roll with pigs in mud like Jagdeo.  You seem to be enjoying it too even now calling me a Kaffir. My, my those old white guys in South Africa would love you.

Coming from a malicious anti-Indian racist like you, I don't care. You earned the kaffir badge by calling me Indo KKK and Jagdeo slave with tribal loyalities. YOU started it. 

Gil, don't take shyte from him. He uses the most inflammatory remarks and names at GNI and thinks that he can get away with it.

Carib is a racist Kaffir KKK. He deserves the scorn poured on him for his racist remarks.

In Islamic parlance, a kāfir is a person who rejects Islamic faith, i.e. "hides or covers [viz., the truth]".[citation needed]

Carib covers and hides the truth. 1.2.2.

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