Investments in Family Planning will Stimulate Socio-economic Development in Africa

"During the last decade or so research evidence has emerged to demonstrate the invaluable role that family planning (FP) plays in enhancing maternal and child health, improving environmental preservation, reducing poverty, and enhancing broad socio-economic development. Bearing in mind these benefits, there has been a push for increased global and national political commitment and resources to support FP programs in regions and countries with low contraceptive use.This policy brief summarizes recently published evidence on the development benefits of FP that could be used to advocate for stronger political commitment and financial investments for FP programmes in the region."