Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Base. All rights reserved.. Africa not on track to halve poverty by 2015, Economic Commission for Africa head says U.N. Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary Abdoulie Janneh stated the global economic depression will keep Africa from conference the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015, Reuters reports. Based on the news service, ‘Africa was thought to be generally insulated against the most severe effects of the global economic crisis but saw healthy development projections slashed due to the crisis.’ ‘The global financial crisis has affected development in Africa, with dire effects for African countries to lessen poverty,’ Janneh said at the joint ECA/Africa Union conference this week in Lilongwe, Malawi.Initial, samples in both quality-of-life and economic substudies had been considerably smaller than initially planned due to the enrollment of individuals outside North America in the parent study. Although the sample in the quality-of-lifestyle substudy differed from the primary OAT population with regard for some baseline measures, the differences were small and unlikely to possess affected our conclusions clinically. A sensitivity evaluation for the economic substudy suggested a substantively different result could have been unlikely actually if we’d included all patients in the OAT in the analysis. Because treatment was not blinded, we cannot rule out biases in quality-of-existence responses and adjustments in patterns of treatment caused by knowledge of the procedure assignment.