Gates Foundation

London Summit on Family Planning

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the U.K. Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting the groundbreaking London Summit on Family Planning. According to the Summit’s website, the meeting plans to, “mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments to support the rights of an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.” FHI 360 believes that family planning is a key aspect of human development. The following posts are perspectives from FHI 360 staff on family planning’s importance around the world. July 20, 2012 Family Planning: A Unique Opportunity for Change by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on YouTube July 11, 2012 Community-based Distribution […]

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No Controversy: TEDxChange Global Community Project

“One of the simplest, most transformative things we can do is give everybody access to contraceptives.” Melinda Gates. More than 200 million people don’t have access to contraceptives. Everyone deserves the tools they need to improve their life and provide opportunities for their children. The power to decide if and when to have a child has far-reaching impact—for families, communities, and nations. On April 5, Melinda Gates launched “No Controvery: TEDxChange Global Community Project ” during her live TEDxChange talk from Berlin. Global Coalition Partners, including FHI 360, are joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to highlight the importance of equal access to contraceptives. How have contraceptives changed your life? There are two ways you can share your story: 1) Visit the”No Controvery: TEDxChange […]

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