Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits MAITAMA GENERAL HOSPITAL, ABUJA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.

Thorough Reads Leading Up to the Family Planning Summit


Next week the UK government, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UNFPA and their partners will host the the London Summit on Family Planning.  As Melinda Gates mentioned in April she is personally committed to putting family planning on the global agenda. This summit will bring together strategic partners, donors, NGOs, civil society and developing countries to pledge to also put family planning on the global agenda and devise a plan to provide contraceptives to an additional 120 million women around the world by the year 2020.

Leading up to the summit there have been several thorough articles that explain why family planning is important to saving women and children and contributing to an overall better life for women who have choices over when they want to have children.

What’s Sex Got to Do With It: An inconvenient truth is hiding behind the current excitement about educating girls

Imagine a World Where Every Woman is Equal

London Family Planning: Not Business As Usual

Family Planning: Reaching for the Summit

Be sure to follow the #FPSummit hashtag to follow the discussion.

Photo UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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