Family Planning Comes to 27 Million Women

Family Planning Comes to 27 Million Women

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Women’s health clinic in India – by Prashant Panjiar (via Gates Foundation/Flickr, CC license)

Currently in developing countries more than 200 million women who do not wish to get pregnant lack any access to modern contraceptives.

In the last year, global NGO parters with the governments of Norway, the UK, the US and Sweden, delivered access to a long-acting contraceptive, providing women and couples with a safe, effective family planning option.

The contraception is being offered at a 50 percent price reduction to more than 27 million women in the world’s poorest countries.

The Clinton Health Access Initiative and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says the program will avert more than 28 million unintended pregnancies between 2013 and 2018, and, ultimately, prevent approximately 280,000 infant and 30,000 maternal deaths.

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