The world population has grown in the year 2018, approximately the population of Germany. In the night of the 1. January 2019 are expected to live to around 83 million people more than in the previous year on the earth, namely 7.674.575.000. The German Foundation for world population (DSW) announced the end of the year 2018.

Every second, add to this an average of 2.6 people. This number is obtained when you subtract the deaths from the number of births. If the world were a village with 100 inhabitants, of which 59 are from Asia, 17 from Africa, ten from Europe, eight from Latin America, five from North America and one from Oceania.

In Africa, the population grows very quickly. By 2050, the number of Africans will double from the current 1.3 billion, according to estimates by the United Nations, 2.5 billion almost. By 2100 the population of Africa is expected to grow by another two billion to around 4.5 billion people. “A main cause of population growth in Africa South of the Sahara, the high number of unwanted births. Because every second a woman can’t prevent, even though you want to. The result is that women receive on average one more child than they desire,“ said DSW Executive Director Renate Bähr. “This is mainly due to the fact that there is a lack of education, contraception and good health care.”

another reason, often overlooked, is the lack of gender equality: Many women have in family planning no say in the matter. It is necessary to promote equality and family planning, the population of stem growth. Then it could be the end of this century 30 per cent fewer people in this region of the world than is currently being forecast.