Population Growth

On average, women in Uganda will have seven children each, and those rates can be dangerous when coupled with extreme water scarcity. This is much higher than the average across the world and other countries in Africa. The population of the entire country as a whole is expected to at least double by 2060, which would bring the total to around 90 million people living in a relatively small country. Considering the struggles Uganda already faces with providing clean water to its current number of citizens, they will have to be proactive to deal with exponential population growth in future years. The high birth rates can be attributed to a lack of family planning services and education for the people, especially in rural areas.