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Zambian clinic: '50 babies born a day'

The United Nations has announced that the world's population has reached seven billion.

The number of people on the planet is now rising by around 80 million a year.

In Zambia, the UN predicts that the population could triple by 2050, reaching 100 million by the end of the century.

BBC Health Correspondent, Fergus Walsh, went to a village outside Lusaka to visit seven-year-old Memory Mulenga, to hear her future dreams in a country with an exploding population.

He also spoke to Dr Lackson Kasonka, from the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, where the maternity ward delivers 50 babies a day.

  • 02 Nov 2011
  • From the section Health
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