Family planning, demographic change and poverty: A call for action

February 3, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

Family planning, demographic change and poverty: A call for action

See original/source content: http://blogs.worldbank.org/health/family-planning-demographic-change-and-poverty-call-action

More than 3,500 people, including Presidents and Prime Ministers, have gathered in Bali this week for the fourth International Conference on Family Planning . The unmet need for family planning is an urgent human right and development issue. We’ve no more time to lose!

In 2013, approximately 289,000 women died from problems related to pregnancy or childbirth. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, however, estimates that approximately 1 in 4 women could be saved if they had global access to contraception. Simply meeting the unmet need for family planning services would also prevent 1.1 million infant deaths. Family planning remains out of reach for many couples in low-income settings-more than 200 million couples in the developing world are unable to control the number and spacing of their births.

See original/source content: http://blogs.worldbank.org/health/family-planning-demographic-change-and-poverty-call-action


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