The next generation of mums in Malawi
Women who are able to plan their families are more likely to be able to send their children to school. And the longer children stay in school the higher their lifetime earnings will be, helping them to lift themselves out of poverty.
UK aid is helping at least 10 million more women to use modern methods of family planning. On 11 July 2012 the UK Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a groundbreaking summit to halve the number of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries who do not have access to contraception but want it.
Find out more at www.dfid.gov.uk/changinglives
To read about the London Summit on Family Planning visit www.dfid.gov.uk/fpsummit
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