A demographic group, after reaching replacement rate, will continue to grow for the next few decades, mostly because the proportion of people in the reproductive age – born during the periods of fast population growth - is still high read more
The India of naked, hungry, and homeless, teeming millions is all but gone. But India must promote the orderly development of its entire health system and address many of the challenges that it now faces. read more
One billion people worldwide have come out of poverty since 2000, but rapid population growth in the world’s poorest countries threatens to slow or even reverse the decline, according to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers: The Stories... read more
A waste picker unloads garbage at a waste transfer station in Bamako, Mali. In the Malian capital of Bamako, donkey carts driven by young men like 19-year-old Arouna Diabate play a vital role battling the fast-growing city’s waste problem.
In a collaboration dubbed “Saving species with faeces”, the team from Chester Zoo and University of Manchester, aims to identify causes of poor population growth of Africa’s “mega-herbivores”, including Eastern black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, and Cape... read more
Lakshar MLA Sanjay Gupta and Haridwar rural legislator Swami Yatishwaranand, a saint-turned-politician, said they would put forth a proposal in the Uttarakhand assembly to press for population control. read more
Mozambican women and expecting mothers wait to receive medical care at the Murrupelane Maternity ward in Nacala, Nampula Province. Child marriage and teen pregnancy rates in Mozambique are among the highest in the world, a driving factor in the population explosion in this southern African nation. Emerging from a brutal war in 1992, the former Portuguese colony saw its population swell 40% in the two decades to 2017, reaching 29 million today.