Is it good to help the poor, if adding to overpopulation?

I wonder how Nicholas Kristof reconciles this Doctor who serves the poor in Angola, with the possibility that the work contributes to population growth, in a place that already has too much population?  I keep holding up such stories of aiding the poor, with the graph of Wold Population growth that is of deep concern. Kristof’s story is clear and touching, but it raises many reactions, as one can see by the comments. I have to confess that I now want to evaluate most interventions against the following graph of the history of world population growth, which is perhaps the greatest problem facing most countries.
http://www.susps.org/overview/numbers.html

Evangelical Christians are one of the few groups liberals mock openly. Here’s why that is wrongheaded.
nytimes.com|By Nicholas Kristof

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