Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Population Growth - What Can We Do About It?

In the next 35 years, the population of Uganda is expected to grow 160% -- from 40 million next year to 104 million by 2050. Uganda Village Project works in several areas that address the effects of population growth: we help women choose when and if they give birth by providing accessible and user-friendly contraceptive services, we work with communities and local government to build shallow wells to ensure infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of growing populations, and we educate about infectious and other diseases that can plague over-burdened health systems and spread quickly when populations swell.

In the Global Health Corps blog, our very own Orrin Tiberi wrote an article about population growth in Africa and the changes this will bring to growth and development on the continent. Check it out at

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