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  • 1. 

    What is the global median ratio of doctors to people? (per 1000 people)

    • A.

      5:1000

    • B.

      20:1000

    • C.

      1.2:1000

    • D.

      2.4:1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.2:1000
    Explanation
    The global median ratio of doctors to people is 1.2:1000, which means that for every 1000 people, there are 1.2 doctors available. This indicates that there is a shortage of doctors globally, as the ratio is less than 1 doctor per 1000 people. This could potentially lead to inadequate healthcare access and longer wait times for medical services in many countries.

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  • 2. 

    In 2012 how many people did Doctors Without Borders treat for malaria? 

    • A.

      1,642,800

    • B.

      2,543,900

    • C.

      5,333,900

    • D.

      1,426,540

    Correct Answer
    A. 1,642,800
    Explanation
    In 2012, Doctors Without Borders treated 1,642,800 people for malaria. This number indicates the total number of individuals who received medical assistance from the organization for this specific disease during that year.

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  • 3. 

    In how many countries is Doctors Without Borders treating patients for malaria? 

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      23

    • C.

      52

    • D.

      78

    Correct Answer
    B. 23
    Explanation
    Doctors Without Borders is treating patients for malaria in 23 countries. This indicates that the organization is actively involved in providing medical assistance and treatment for malaria in these specific countries.

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  • 4. 

    How many staff does Doctors Without Borders have in Ethiopia?

    • A.

      278

    • B.

      89

    • C.

      1,347

    • D.

      1,594

    Correct Answer
    D. 1,594
    Explanation
    Doctors Without Borders has a total of 1,594 staff members in Ethiopia. This indicates that the organization has a significant presence in the country, allowing them to provide medical assistance and humanitarian aid to those in need. The large number of staff members suggests that Doctors Without Borders is able to effectively carry out their mission and provide essential healthcare services to the local population.

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  • 5. 

    What percentage of the people in Papua New Guinea use an improved drinking water source with clean and healthy water?

    • A.

      40%

    • B.

      50%

    • C.

      10%

    • D.

      22%

    Correct Answer
    A. 40%
    Explanation
    According to the given answer of 40%, it can be inferred that 40% of the people in Papua New Guinea use an improved drinking water source with clean and healthy water. This indicates that a significant portion of the population in Papua New Guinea has access to safe drinking water, although the majority may still lack this basic necessity.

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  • 6. 

    How many people in Kenya are living with HIV?

    • A.

      1.5 million

    • B.

      156,782

    • C.

      980,000

    • D.

      2.4 million

    Correct Answer
    A. 1.5 million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.5 million. This represents the estimated number of people in Kenya who are living with HIV. HIV is a prevalent issue in Kenya, and efforts are being made to provide treatment, support, and education to those affected by the virus. The 1.5 million figure highlights the significant impact of HIV on the population and the need for continued efforts to address and combat the disease.

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  • 7. 

    Roughly, what % of it's GDP does Burma spend on healthcare? (keep in mind that Canada spends roughly 11%, and the US spends roughly 15%) 

    • A.

      2%

    • B.

      1%

    • C.

      3%

    • D.

      0.5%

    Correct Answer
    A. 2%
    Explanation
    Burma spends roughly 2% of its GDP on healthcare. This percentage is relatively low compared to Canada, which spends roughly 11%, and the US, which spends roughly 15%.

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  • 8. 

    What percentage of the world's countries have less than one doctor for every 1000 people? 

    • A.

      36%

    • B.

      50%

    • C.

      47%

    • D.

      29%

    Correct Answer
    C. 47%
    Explanation
    47% of the world's countries have less than one doctor for every 1000 people. This means that almost half of the countries in the world have a shortage of doctors relative to their population. This could be due to various factors such as limited healthcare resources, inadequate funding for healthcare systems, or a lack of access to medical education and training. It highlights the global disparity in healthcare and the need for improved healthcare infrastructure and resources in many countries.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following countries has the highest under 5 mortality rate (per 1000 people)?

    • A.

      Algeria

    • B.

      Afghanistan

    • C.

      Bahamas

    • D.

      Costa Rica

    Correct Answer
    B. Afghanistan
    Explanation
    Afghanistan has the highest under 5 mortality rate among the given countries. This means that Afghanistan has the highest number of children under the age of 5 dying per 1000 people in the country. This could be due to various factors such as lack of access to healthcare, poverty, malnutrition, and inadequate sanitation.

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  • 10. 

    What country does Doctors Without Borders NOT work in?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Mongolia

    Correct Answer
    D. Mongolia
    Explanation
    Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is an international humanitarian medical organization that provides medical assistance to countries in need. While Doctors Without Borders operates in various countries around the world, including France, India, and the United States, it does not work in Mongolia. This could be due to a variety of factors such as the country's healthcare infrastructure, political stability, or the absence of significant medical emergencies or conflicts that would require MSF's intervention.

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