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Breaking down family planning barriers in Nigeria

Young women in Pampaida district in northern Nigeria are being given free access to family planning for the first time.

This is part of the district's push to achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals, aimed at tackling poverty.

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  • 27 Oct 2011