The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 15, 2011) | By Gilbert Arap Bor. The world now has seven billion people in it, but population growth won’t stop there. Demographers at the U.N. Population Fund said the big milestone came on Oct. 31, when a Philippine mother gave the world its seven billionth human life. In Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper highlighted a Kenyan mother and her newborn, also born on the last day of October at Kenyatta National Hospital. That same hospital also delivered five other babies that day.