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Nigeria adds 52.22m people in 12 years

Mr. Ibrahim said this while speaking during the joint press briefing between the NPC and the Gombe State Maternal and Newborn Child Health Coalition, MNCHC, to mark this year’s World Population Day.The theme for this year’s World Population Day is “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations“.World Population Day is observed every year on July 11 to spread awareness on the issues related to global population.The future of the world is in our hands and we should learn to make the best use of available resources and coexist peacefully with others and nature, on whom we are largely dependent for survival.More than half of the commitments counted so far will come from governments in Asia and Africa, with India committed to spending an additional $1 billion by 2020, while Bangladesh said it will increase its family planning funding by almost 70 percent to $615 million until 2021, according to Devex. Universally and in Asian countries in particular increased population has always been a serious threat to people and government systems in development world as they are unable to provide food, health services, education and employment extensively in their countries.”I think what this Pope sees is that if we are going to lift people out of poverty, you have to do the right thing for women, and so we have agreed at this point to disagree”, she said. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IFFP) and Marie Stopes International are already reporting the closure of family planning programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America.Highlights of the commitments to be made include; A Bridge Funding Mechanism to enable UNFPA Supplies, the world’s largest provider of contraceptives, to provide countries with the family planning commodities they need as efficiently as possible.The 2nd Family Planning Summit takes place after five years of the inaugural London Summit on Family Planning when world leaders set a goal to empower 120 million additional women and girls in the 69 lower income countries to use modern contraception by 2020.The UK has also invested a further £31 million (nearly Ksh 4.1 billion) since 2013 into family planning services in rural Kenya.India’s commitment will go a long way in reaching thousands of women and girls with critical reproductive health information.At the Summit, more than 60 governments and partners pledged commitments of at least $2.5 billion United States dollars by 2020, with the majority of the funding ($1.5 billion USD) committed by countries in Asia and Africa.Statistics from the office showed that in the 2011-2015 period, the ratio of using birth control methods in Vietnam exceeded 76 percent.The post Nigeria increases funding commitments for Family Planning appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.Mrs Gates was speaking at the Family Planning Summit in London, an worldwide conference on funding contraception in the world’s poorest countries.It’s truly astonishing that in today’s world there are still 214 million women around the world who do not want to get pregnant, but who are not now using modern methods of family planning. It aims to shed light on access to safe, voluntary family planning which is key to gender equality and reducing poverty.The ratio of using modern contraceptive methods rose to 64 percent in 2016 from only 36 percent in 1970. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that India will overarch FP2020 goals to drive access, choice and quality of Family Planning (FP) services so as to increase the modern contraceptive usage from 53.1% to 54.3% and ensure that 74% of the demand for modern contraceptives is satisfied by 2020.