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.theguardian - 29 days ago

UK gives landmark £200m to improve contraceptive access in Africa and Asia

Funding comes as figures show international efforts to expand family planning services by 2020 are falling far short of targetsThe UK government has launched a £200m programme to increase the availability of contraceptives in 27 countries across Africa and Asia, in what has been described as a “landmark” investment.The women’s integrated sexual health (Wish) programme from the Department for International Development will expand services to young and poorer women, and aims to support an estimated six million couples a year. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International are to implement the programme. Continue reading...

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