1. ITV Report

Pregnancy a 'death sentence' for millions of women

A special conference will hear tomorrow how pregnancy can be a death sentence for millions of women across the world.

The Family Planning Summit, which is backed by the government in Britain and supported by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, aims to raise funds for contraceptives in some of the world's poorest nations.

Mr Gates is expected to meet David Cameron at the summit in London tomorrow.

  • It's estimated more than 200 million women don't have access to contraception or information about it
  • The summit aims to get better access to 120 million of those women by 2020
  • It's crucial because every 2 minutes a woman dies from complications during childbirth

Our Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Swaziland on the moves to increase access to voluntary family planning.