Family planning, reproductive health fall off global development radar

July 10, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

The World Bank and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) warned on Tuesday that family planning and other reproductive health programs vital to poor women had fallen off the development radar of many low-income and donor country governments and international aid agencies.

These programs, they said in a statement released on the eve of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day, were vital to boost women’s economic and social well-being, especially during the current global economic crisis, and to reduce endemic poverty and high numbers of maternal and infant deaths.

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