Melinda Gates on contraception funding
The government says it will provide around £1.3bn over eight years to pay for family planning services in the world's poorest countries.
Ministers say the increase in aid will save a woman's life every two hours.
The pledge is being announced at a conference in London organised by Bill Gates's charity foundation and the Department for International Development, his wife Melinda said the money was vital.
11 Jul 2012
- From the section UK