While Europe is aging and is struggling to cope with the weight of an increasingly older population, due to the fact that old people live longer and heakthier lives while fertility rate is quite low, Africa is experiencing a population surge that may compromise its ability to achieve its developmental objectives.

Hence, the international community is urging Africad to take some steps, such as family planning, to address this issue

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Take-up-family-planning-to-address-population-rise/2558-3985284-7mdlxf/index.html