Solving the Growing Population in Struggling Countries Entails “Fresh Efforts”

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Isn’t it so ironic that at present times, the poorer countries have higher population than those of the developed one. Many factors may affect the continuous increase in the population, including the fertility rates of the women.  Currently, it is approximated that the world population is around near to 7 billion and is predicted to reach 10.1 billion by year 2100 according to the 2010 Revision of the Population Division of the Department of Economics and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.

For the developed countries like United States, Japan, Europe and the likes are believed to have a moderate fertility rates while the countries striving for development are then those that contributes most of the population, like the sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, in some nations like China, the government pursues the interest of controlling their population (one child policy, for instance) and most of the married couple have double income but no child (DINC).

There are several family planning programs that are being put into actions by different concern government, organizations and parties. These include health education to the families specially the couples, particularly the women. Contraception is indeed at height too. The use of condom, intra-uterine devices and chemical compounds are also being advertised or suggest just to aid in the population control.

In Africa, it is calculated that the current population will triple, from 1.2 billion to 4.2 billion in ten years time or less. The sad fact is that the country is still on the struggle to have an economic, social and military stability. However, the rapid increase in the population will not contribute to the success of the plan. The economic status will just be compromise due to its inadequacy to the demands of the number of population.

In fact, journalist Andrew Jack noted the dilemma of the problem. He explained that the health programs given at different countries like, Western and Central Africa have a noticeably good effect in lowering down the infant mortality rates, yet the population growth remains high. Subsequently, the effects are being shouldered by the poor families and the whole country in general.

He also mentioned that problem should be addressed in a “fresh efforts” catering new strategies on how to control the population, increase the country’s developmental strategies and the likes; and only then that the poor countries will uphold to defy the problem.



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