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Melinda Gates Announces Commitment to Family Planning | Care2 Causes

Melinda Gates Announces Commitment to Family Planning | Care2 Causes

This week, Melinda Gates announced that family planning will be one of her top priorities this year and into the future. This was met with cheers and excitement by more than 2,500 people at the International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal. As a leader in international philanthropy, when Melinda Gates speaks, people listen. And this couldn’t be a more critical time. International family planning has proven to be a great investment, with strong successes like the newly announced doubling in contraceptive use in Ethiopia . Yet, family planning remains under-funded and under constant threat by potential budget cuts in the United States– one of the largest international family planning donors. Funding family planning should not be controversial. Not only is it a basic human right, it is one of the best preventative health interventions, leading to healthier wom...

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