Good News Friday

  • Deaths from tuberculosis in Africa fell by 26% between 2015 and 2021, saving an estimated half a million lives. WHO.
  • Nigeria has made substantial progress in its fight against AIDS, with annual deaths declining from 264,463 in 2015 to 51,000 in 2022. Punch.
  • Deaths from terrorism have fallen by over a third since their peak in 2015. Vision of Humanity (PDF link).
  • Mother, child mortality rates decline in Laos. The Laotian Times.
  • Oregon has approved $200 million for the state’s homeless. Oregon Capital Chronicle.
  • World’s first mRNA vaccine against deadly plague bacteria is 100% effective in mice. Interesting Engineering.
  • Suicide rates have fallen worldwide since 2000. Our World in Data.
  • Global renewables capacity grew by 10% last year. Reuters.

For more good news, check out The Progress Network, and Future Crunch.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s