UK £1bn aid boost for women

The UK is to pledge more than £1 billion to help family planning and contraception in the developing world in a summit organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Extra aid will save 'a woman's life every two hours'

Aid for family planning will increase from £90 million each year to £180 million - more than £1.4 billion over eight years

The Department for International Development (DFID) said the increase in aid will save a woman's life every two hours.

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