A Steep Challenge in London

Leaders gearing up for tomorrow’s Family Planning Summit in London face a steep challenge to step up family planning efforts as sharp aid cuts threaten progress.

Efforts to give a targeted 120 million women and girls access to modern contraception by 2020 have fallen behind, with just about 30 million reached so far according to Family Planning 2020. The Summit, marking World Population Day, will focus on 69 of the world’s poorest countries, where the unmet need for family planning—and population growth projections—are highest. The UN projects that the population in 26 African countries to at least double by 2050.

Source: The Guardian

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