Saving Mothers and Babies With Family Planning

With the deaths of at least 100,000 women in childbirth every year, as well as 600,000 babies, it's time to put the controversy of family planning aside and do the right thing for women and their children, says Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

VIDEO: Saving Mothers and Babies with Family Planning

Advocates for women's health made the case for access to contraception and Melinda Gates hosted a media roundtable at the London Family Planning ... see more »

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    Melinda Gates wants you to know this: if women in poor countries can get the contraceptives they want, millions of lives will be saved. read more »

  • Africa:  Contraception Innovations Can 'Save Millions', 13 July 2012

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  • Nigeria:  Govt Pledges to Supply More Contraceptives, 11 July 2012

    Following is an address to the Global Family Planning Summit by Dr Muhammad Ali Pate, the Minister of State for Health of Nigeria. read more »

  • Senegal:  Health Minister Says Family Planning a National Priority, 11 July 2012

    Following is the text of the address by Senegal's Minister of Health Dr Awa Marie Coll-Seck to the Family Planning Summit: read more »

  • Ethiopia:  'Choosing Our Future' - Health Minister's Speech to Family Planning Summit, 11 July 2012

    Following is the text of the address by Ethiopia's Minister of Health Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to delegates at the London Summit on Family Planning: read more »

  • Africa:  London Summit Aims to Save Lives With Family Planning, 10 July 2012

    A summit aimed at halving the number of women in developing countries without access to contraception opens in London on Wednesday, and African women stand to benefit the most ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Clinic Shows How to Cut Maternal Deaths, 6 July 2012

    In a country where deaths from pregnancy and childbirth have been rising - more than four-fold in a decade, according to reports - not a single maternal death was recorded at a ... read more »

  • Kenya:  China Donates Contraceptives to Kenya

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 27 July 2012

    China has joined Kenya's family planning campaign by donating contraceptives worth Sh4 million to the Kenyan government. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Where Giving Birth Is Deadly, 8 May 2012

    Her limbs flaccid, her eyes wide with fear and pain, Théthé's cries seem oddly detached from her body, as if part of her isn't lying on a brown vinyl mattress, slick ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Slum Midwives Bridge Labour Gap, 3 April 2012

    To the casual visitor, the dusty, dimly lit room may not look much like a birthing center. But many women consider their babies lucky to enter the world in this mud-walled space in ... read more »

  • Malawi:  Engaging Local Leaders to Save the Lives of Mothers, 30 September 2011

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  • Zimbabwe:  Govt Approves Abortion Treatment

    The Herald, 1 August 2012

    Women who illegally abort and seek post abortion care and treatment at clinics and hospitals will no longer be reported to the police, a Government official has said. This comes at ... read more »

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