Wasted years

May 18, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to John Rowley of People & the Planet for this editorial.

More than a decade after the world agreed a progressive agenda on population and development at the 1994 Cairo conference on the subject, today’s leaders are waking up to the reality of 15 wasted years. Cairo was almost unique in costing the money needed to tackle the developing world’s scandalously high maternal mortality and morbidity rates, setting out the spending needed on reproductive health and family planning, alongside other priorities for the health, status and education of girls and women in particular.

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