练习 | VOA慢速:智能手机数据或将拯救母亲和孩子生命

练习 | VOA慢速:智能手机数据或将拯救母亲和孩子生命

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VOA慢速:智能手机数据或将拯救母亲和孩子生命
燕山大学 刘立军 编写

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A new project in India and Uganda is aimed at helping health workers save the lives of mothers and babies with information from electronic devices.

The $100 million project is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank and other groups. Officials plan to extend the project to a total of 10 countries. The goal is to prevent the premature deaths of 6 million women and children by 2030.
Raj Shah is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, which leads the project. The group is providing $60 million of the $100 million total cost. Shah said the plan is to give health workers low-cost tools to help them gather the information they need to help communities and families most at risk.

The project will provide tools such as real-time risk maps to help health workers reach mothers and children. Workers also will be able to study non-health data on climate or social media patterns to predict and prepare for local disease outbreaks or health emergencies.

Shah told Reuters, "A few years ago, these community health workers had no real technology, today the vast majority of them have smartphones with data and software technologies in their hands - and with those, we can help them do their work better."

A U.N. report published last week stated that more women and newborn babies survive now than ever before. But, the report said that a baby or a pregnant woman still dies every 11 seconds somewhere in the world.

Deaths of mothers are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in wealthy countries. The report also found that babies in Sub-Saharan Africa are 10 times more likely to die in their first month of life.

I'm Jonathan Evans.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201909/595691.shtml

VOCABULARY

1. premature adj. (of a birth or a baby 生产或婴儿) happening or being born before the normal length of pregnancy has been completed 早产的。例如:The baby was four weeks premature. 这个婴儿早产了四周。
2. outbreak n. the sudden start of sth. unpleasant, especially violence or a disease (暴力、疾病等坏事的)爆发,突然发生。例如:
the outbreak of war战争的爆发
an outbreak of typhoid伤寒的爆发
Outbreaks of rain are expected in the afternoon. 下午将有暴雨。

QUESTIONS

Read the following statements and decide whether they are true or false.

( ) 1. The $100 million project is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation exclusively. 
( ) 2. The goal is to prevent the premature deaths of 16 million women and children by 2030.
( ) 3. Shah said the plan is to give health workers advanced tools to help them gather the information they need to help communities and families most at risk.
( ) 4. The project will provide tools such as real-time risk maps to help health workers reach mothers and children. 
( ) 5. Workers also will be able to study non-health data on climate or social media patterns to predict and prepare for local disease outbreaks or health emergencies.
( ) 6. A U.N. report published last month stated that more women and newborn babies survive now than ever before. 
( ) 7. The report showed that a baby or a pregnant woman still dies every 11 seconds somewhere in Africa.
( ) 8. Deaths of mothers are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in America. 
( ) 9. The report also found that babies in Sub-Saharan Africa are 10 times more likely to die in their first month of life.

KEY 

Read the following statements and decide whether they are true or false.

(F) 1. The $100 million project is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation exclusively. (正确表达) The $100 million project is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank and other groups. 
(F) 2. The goal is to prevent the premature deaths of 16 million women and children by 2030. (正确表达) The goal is to prevent the premature deaths of 6 million women and children by 2030.
(F) 3. Shah said the plan is to give health workers advanced tools to help them gather the information they need to help communities and families most at risk. (正确表达) Shah said the plan is to give health workers low-cost tools to help them gather the information they need to help communities and families most at risk.
(T) 4. The project will provide tools such as real-time risk maps to help health workers reach mothers and children. 
(T) 5. Workers also will be able to study non-health data on climate or social media patterns to predict and prepare for local disease outbreaks or health emergencies.
(F) 6. A U.N. report published last month stated that more women and newborn babies survive now than ever before. (正确表达) A U.N. report published last week stated that more women and newborn babies survive now than ever before. 
(F) 7. The report showed that a baby or a pregnant woman still dies every 11 seconds somewhere in Africa. (正确表达) The report showed that a baby or a pregnant woman still dies every 11 seconds somewhere in the world.
(F) 8. Deaths of mothers are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in America. (正确表达) Deaths of mothers are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in wealthy countries. 
(T) 9. The report also found that babies in Sub-Saharan Africa are 10 times more likely to die in their first month of life.

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  • 来源:刘立军 2019-10-16