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[Family planning programs in several African countries] Programmy planirovaniya semi v nekotorykh stranakh afriki.
Zdravookhranenie Rossiiskoi Federatsii. 1972 Mar; 16:32-35.The total population of the African continent is projected to contain 11.4% of the world population, and increase 150% by the year 2000. The need for a growth slowdown, by at least 1/3, is embodied in the family planning programs of many of these countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and the United Arab Republic (UAR). The history of the family planning programs of the UAR, Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, and Ghana is examined in order to compare the methods and effectiveness of their programs. The active role of the U.N. and WHO in supplying aid and personnel to these programs is pointed out. It is concluded that these programs cannot fully solve the problem of the burgeoning growth rate as they are related to socioeconomic problems many of which have their roots in colonialism, which require comprehensive, infrastructural solutions. Reeducation of the populations is seen as 1 of the main problems. The problem is deemed insolvable by artificial means.