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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
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