UNFPA State of World Population 2018

Lack of access to contraception linked to slow population change in sub-Saharan Africa: UNFPA

Some 300,000 girls and women die from problems related to childbirth and 90 per cent of these are in developing nations, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday.  According to the agency’s State of World Population 2018 report, there are 43 countries where women have more than four or more children, and 38 of these are in Africa.  UNFPA Director in Geneva, Monica Ferro spoke with  UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey

The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050, the UN said on Wednesday, and more than half of that growth - 1.3 billion - is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited access to healthcare and education, along with “entrenched gender discrimination”.