UN: Economic crisis threatens international family planning

From the Guardian:

[T]he UN has expressed fears that there could be a shortfall in money for reproductive health services as donors reduce funding and the costs of healthcare rise.
…Figures released last week showed that despite increases in funding for population assistance over the past few years, which reached $8.1m in 2007, the estimated rise to $11.2m this year is in doubt because of the economic downturn.
Donor funding for family planning – as a percentage of all population assistance – has already fallen from $723m in 1995 to $338m in 2007.

For more information on international family planning and how you can help, check out these great organizations: WEDO, MADRE, and IPAS.

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