Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?

4-22-13This post contains two short videos from Hans Rosling who is  is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He is the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutea medical university in Stockholm, Sweden, and is one of the largest and most prestigious medical universities in the world.

In this 3 minute video, he discusses a common question regarding helping the impoverished parts of our world improve their medical system and in turn save many children from an early death.

Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?

“No” states Professor Rosling.  The answer is quite simple when he explains the facts.  When parents are concerned with the survival of their children, it leads parents to have many more children to compensate for the risk of losing some of them to early death.

So how can we help poor children survive childhood illnesses? What needs to be done?

Vaccines which have been produced and are available to children in the developed world need to made available to the entire world.  Bill Gates – of Microsoft fame – has worked through his foundation on solving the pressing question:

Why cannot the vaccines be made available worldwide?

Hans Rosling teams up with Bill Gates in this fun and educational five minute video to show what needs to be done to help the poor children.   Besides being the right thing to do, this approach will also create global opportunities and provide for a better environment for the world and for capitalism to thrive.

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