Keep girls in schools to end hunger and poverty, Sachs tells governments

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Keeping girls in schools in Africa is key to lowering the fast-growing continent’s high fertility rates and ultimately ending hunger and poverty, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs said Wednesday. U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs speaks during an interview with Reuters in Rome, Italy, March 15, 2016. Picture taken March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Max RossiFailure to do would bring more misery and suffering to the region, he warned, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa where nearly one in four people already go hungry. Africa currently has the world’s highest rates of…

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