World’s largest family planning conference under way

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Monday reiterated its pledge of an additional $120 million over the next three years to accelerate improved access to modern contraceptive methods for 120 million more women and girls throughout the developing world who lack access to quality family planning programs.

The pledge came via the taped remarks from Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, shared at the opening ceremony of the 2016 International Conference for Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. The money will go toward improving family planning advocacy, improving family planning services particularly in the private sector and expanding proven family planning interventions in some of the poorest places in the world.

Source: Global Health NOW (link opens in a new window)

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