Tanzania's rapidly growing birth rate is posing a major challenge for the country - on the labour market,for example,and in the health system. Statistically,an average Tanzanian woman will give birth to more than five children. Often the parents are unable to feed them all.In rural areas in particular,many girls become pregnant while still teenagers,forcing them to drop out of school. The result is a vicious circle of poverty,poor schooling and insufficient sex education.
The Tanzanian government is seeking to change that trend. National and international educational projects are being introduced,designed to promote family planning.