PRB Region Feed: Asia/Pacific/Regions/AsiaPacific.aspxExtreme Poverty Rate Falls in Many CountriesGlobally, 1.2 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day, and disproportionately large numbers of them live in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-extreme-poverty.aspxd8d151fd-0716-4f26-8d17-cc58c3996cf0Pondering the Prospects for Lower Fertility in High-Fertility CountriesUN demographers are reviewing assumptions about the future fertility of today’s 46 high-fertility countries.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/PonderingtheProspectsforLowerFertilityinHighFertilityCountries.aspxc6bc6bb8-7306-4a05-bfd6-ce5f2cb40881Child Mortality Rates Decline Steadily Across Much of the WorldAcross the globe, many countries have made significant progress in reducing child mortality.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-child-mortality.aspx990222c4-c69c-4c0b-8852-8f966afaed52PRB Blogs From ICFPKeep up with the Population Reference Bureau via our Tumblr blog at the International Conference on Family Planning.01/27/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/icfp-prb-blog.aspx8700ca03-0452-4bb8-b36c-f43d9b61f2b7Delivering Safer Motherhood Strategies: The Immpact InitiativeTwelve fact sheets, a policy brief, and an interview spell out in greater detail some early achievements and key findings from Immpact, a global research initiative, that will help researchers design more cost-effective safe motherhood strategies. 02/22/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/DeliveringSaferMotherhoodStrategies.aspxfd83c24b-dff4-4dad-9d00-d79572cc2297HIV/AIDS Epidemics Expanding Rapidly in AsiaThe rapid spread of HIV/AIDS epidemics in Asia, illustrated by dramatic increases in new infections in China, Thailand, and Vietnam over the past year, poses particularly worrisome challenges for the international community.07/26/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/HIVAIDSEpidemicsExpandingRapidlyinAsia.aspxf76e9fcd-a271-4215-808a-30b8085545ebSouth Korea's Demographic DividendSouth Korea made a rapid transition from high to low fertility, while at the same time experiencing an annual growth in per capita gross domestic product of 6.7 percent between 1960 and 1990. South Korea's success was the result of addressing population issues and investing in reproductive health programs, education, and economic policies. 11/27/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/south-korea-population.aspxf619db40-2fe7-479f-8be6-830417ba6c73Afghan Women and Men Far Apart in LiteracyThe gap in male-female literacy in Afghanistan, which will undoubtedly widen as a result of the current government's draconian policies, offers a striking illustration of women's marginal status in that country. 06/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/AfghanWomenandMenFarApartinLiteracy.aspxe1031eec-abaf-496f-b10c-01dc20d044dbNew Website on Urban Reproductive HealthA new website on urban reproductive health from the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Project highlights programs of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa and India that expand access to and quality of family planning services to the urban poor.10/30/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/mle.aspxd3c8cc51-d274-4d64-890b-c8e9683e666fWorld Population Highlights 2007: MalnutritionDespite progress in reducing stunting and underweight in some regions, about 30 percent of all children in low- and middle-income countries are underweight. Moreover, more than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from deficiencies in micronutrients, or key vitamins and minerals. 08/16/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/623Malnutrition.aspxc60eddeb-9b30-49ed-b4b7-697606726230