“33% say education is the most important. Two-in-ten choose health care and another 20% mention government effectiveness, such as reducing corruption. A similar percentage picks agriculture and the supply of food (19%). Just 6% say infrastructure and 2% prioritize the supply of energy,” figures from the survey conducted in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya among 3,330 respondents from March 29 to July 9, 2016 states.
To address these global issues needs concerted efforts from all nations on how to think of population control. Global consensus and cooperation are needed to achieve this.
Cristian Baeza, the former World Bank’s Director for Health, Nutrition, and Population, Human Development Network, said, “Failure to address high fertility with large and growing population cohorts results in unsustainable health care and schooling costs and lags in economic growth, and may increase the risk of social and political unrest. But, addressing high fertility is necessary, but not sufficient, condition to harness the demographic dividend.”
“In May 2012, I set an intention; convince 100 doctors in 10 countries to do 1000 vasectomies in 24 hours. And here it is, 2016, and we are about to celebrate the 4th year of WVD right here in Kenya. The obstacles are plenty. For one people assume that men will not step up. I believe they’d just never been told the right story; one in which we become heroes to our family, to our wives, to our country and to our future.”