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News Comment London Summit on Family Planning

Julia Manning, 2020health Chief Executive, live blogged from the Gates Foundation and DfID International Family Planning Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to agree universal access to contraception for another 120 million women who currently don't have the option. The Prime Minister pledged that British aid would save the life of a woman or girl in the developing world every two hours for the next eight years as we make more aid available to developing nations.

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President Kiwete of Tanzania, President Kigame of Rwanda, President Museveni of Uganda, the First Lady Compaore of Burkino Faso, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin of the UN Population Fund and Melinda Gates all share a platform in London with Prime Minister David Cameron at the International Family Planning Summit.

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