Hope for the future
The Banja La Mtsogolo programme works with both men and women in local communities to explain the benefits of family planning. Nurse Chipiliro has seen how families become healthier, wealthier and better educated.
"If women are getting family planning methods there are many benefits. They have more time to take care of their family and do business in their community," says Chipiliro.
On 11 July 2012 the UK Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will host a groundbreaking summit to cut in half the current number of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries without access to contraception, but who wish to avoid pregnancy or space their children.
Every woman and girl deserves the opportunity to to determine her own future. Contraceptives give the world's poorest women the power to decide if and when to have another child.
Find out more at www.dfid.gov.uk/changinglives
To follow the London Summit on Family Planning visit www.dfid.gov.uk/fpsummit
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