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UNFPA Chief Speaks About HIV, Maternal Health and Leadership

9 December 2011
Author: UNFPA

Despite the major challenges brought on by surging population growth, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin of UNFPA said, there are also opporunities.

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, recently discussed with Forbes magazine important population trends, such as low fertility in some developed countries, managing migration and increasing aging populations, rising urbanization and inequities, violence against women and the exclusion of indigenous people.

 

 

"And, of course, there are the low-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where fertility rates remain high, and population growth is outpacing economies' and governments' capacities to provide basic services, such as education and health," Dr. Osotimehin said.

Read the full article on Forbes.com

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