Gates Foundation Commits $200m To Family Planning, Maternal, Child Mortality


By Oluwafunke Ishola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has announced a 200 million dollars commitment to enhance universal access to family planning products and information.

The foundation disclosed this during the 2023 Goalkeepers Conference held on the margin of the 78th United Nations General Assembly meeting on Wednesday in New York.

The fund would also drive faster delivery of lifesaving health solutions, and a reduction in maternal and child mortality.

The foundation said that the fund was a response to an alarming reversal in progress on Global Goal 3 (Good health and wellbeing.)

“Long-term commitment of up to $100 million to help meet the demand in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for family planning supplies.

“This funding will go to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Supplies Partnership to ensure more women in LMICs are able to access the contraceptives they need and want at a price they can afford.

“Contraceptives are critical…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria