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Almost 81M Children In Developing Countries Fail To Reach Mental Development Benchmarks, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: A third of children in poor nations fail to meet mental development milestones: research
“One third of young children living in developing nations are failing to meet basic mental development milestones, which could adversely affect their health, success in adulthood, and education levels, researchers said on Tuesday. Nearly 81 million children between three and four were not meeting basic developmental benchmarks with the highest numbers of affected children coming from sub-Saharan Africa, including Chad, Sierra Leone, and Central African Republic, they said in a report…” (Taylor, 6/7).

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