In 2006, the Bixby Center played key roles in hearings organized by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health in the UK Parliament on the impact of population growth on the Millennium Development Goals.
Dr. Ndola Prata and Dr. Malcolm Potts were among the 53 experts and international agencies submitting written evidence by invitation, and they were among 26 who provided oral evidence in the series of hearings covering eight Monday evenings in Parliamentary committee. The conclusions of the report on these hearings, titled Return of the Population Growth Factor: Its Impact upon the Millennium Development Goals, was that “the MDGs are difficult or impossible to achieve with the current levels of population growth in the least developed countries and regions.” Dr. Martha Campbell worked closely with the committee to produce this report, at the request of Richard Ottaway, MP, who had convened the hearings.
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In 2007 Campbell and Prata, along with Dr. Alex Ezeh from African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya and Professor John Cleland from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published a Policy Forum article in Science summarizing the report under the title Return of the Population Growth Factor – Science 315:1501-1502. 2007.