Ok enough with punch and judy politics. With a 2010 population of approximately 43 million, Tanzania apparently the 7th most populous country in Africa. Our annual population growth rate is high (2.9%), and it is projected to remain high into the foreseeable future, dropping only to 2.7% by 2025. According to our not so reliable National Bureau of Statistics website, our population projection attributes this stable population growth rate to a combination of a significant decline in the Total Fertility Rate (TFR), and a reduction in the crude death rate, largely resulting from declining infant and under 5 mortality. As a result of these dynamics, Our total population is projected to increase to 65.3 million by 2025. Now have we asked ourselves if status quo is the best way to go without any significant reforms in our health systems?