Tanzania's President John Magufuli has advised women in his to stop taking birth control . He said the reason was Tanzania needed more people and the country was now enough to feed and educate many children. President Magufuli said: "Women can give up contraceptive ." He supported his argument by citing the of European countries that he says are struggling to find enough workers because people use different methods of birth control. He told : "I have traveled to Europe and I have seen the of birth control. In some countries they are now struggling with a declining population. They have no labor ."
President Magufuli accused of using birth control of . He said: "Those going for family planning are lazy. They are they will not be able to feed their children. They do not want to work hard to feed a family and that is why they opt for birth control and end up with one or two children ." He added: "You have cattle. You are big . You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control? I see no to control births in Tanzania". One politician pointed out the that Tanzania does not help large families. He said: "Our health schemes can only accommodate a of four children from one family."