At the current rate of global population growth, 72 people will join our planet in the 30 seconds it takes you to watch the PSA above. That’s an increase of more than 200,000 people on our planet every single day, and 78 million new people every year.
Population growth of this magnitude is compounding many of the most pressing issues we are faced with today, such as climate change, species extinctions, and food and water shortages.
While the problem of population growth is challenging, it is solvable. Population Media Center believes that by empowering people around the world to make healthy choices for themselves and our planet, we can create a better future.
Our work at PMC is concentrated on entertainment broadcasting, particularly long-running serial dramas in which characters evolve into role models for the audience to bring about the use of family planning, encourage delayed marriage and childbearing, demonstrate the benefits of smaller families, promote the elevation of women’s status, and prevent HIV/AIDS. Achieving these and other related social and health goals directly helps to stabilize population numbers.
PMC has produced and broadcast programs in 24 countries around the world and demonstrated a significant impact. By engaging audiences with riveting, dramatic stories, PMC delivers important social and health messages to huge audiences, and is able to motivate them to positively change their attitudes and behavior on the issues addressed.
Other Ways You Can Help:
In addition to your financial support, you can help support PMC’s work in the U.S. and around the world in the following ways:
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Help spread the word. Send the link to this PSA to your friends and family or repost to your blog, webpage, or favorite social network.