Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

11th Jul 2012

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said:

"Using British aid to give women in poor countries greater choice over whether to become pregnant will save lives and is something of which we can be proud. We are delighted that the Prime Minister continues to make the case for aid to the UK public.

"To realise the Prime Minister's vision of development driven by falling child and infant mortality, the distribution of contraceptives needs to be backed up by improvements in public healthcare and practical steps to help women assert their rights."