Sexual and reproductive health


Policy briefs - advisory notes - fact sheets - statements

2013 - 2014


Policy brief series

From evidence to policy: expanding access to family planning
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In order to inform the Family Planning Summit held in London in July 2012, WHO and HRP* have developed a series of policy briefs summarizing the latest evidence on family planning as a critical health and development issue and a key intervention for the survival of women and children.




* UNDP/UNICEF/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction has been widely known for many years by the abbreviation

WHO renewed commitment to family planning at groundbreaking summit

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Organized by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Family Planning Summit was an opportunity to call for an unprecedented international political commitment and resources to transform the lives of millions of women and girls, which will save lives and help lift families, communities and nations out of poverty.