Melinda Gates, co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke at the panel of the third Women Deliver Global Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday and said that a year after the transformational London Family Planning Summit, she had seen so much progress in many countries, including in Senegal, Zambia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the Philippines in terms of scaling up healthcare and education access for women and girls.
At the summit, she said, donors committed US$2.6 billion to funding such programs. “These funds are critical, because they will help countries implement ambitious national plans. To me, this is the most important development in the months since the summit,” Gates said.
Meanwhile, the second speaker, Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said the UN had launched the global “Every woman every child”, campaign since 2010, which mobilized new support and intensified action by governments, donors, civil society and the private sector to address the major health challenges facing women and children worldwide.
With over $40billion pledged to date, the campaign aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.
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