Australia has proposed that it will be almost doubling its funding to meet the demands incurred due to reduction of unwanted pregnancies in Asia-Pacific region. It has been reported that by 2016, Australia will be contributing $50 million, rising from the $26 million a year towards the developing countries in the region.
Further, it has been revealed that the contribution will help provide the countries with contraception devices, health services related to reproduction and also awareness regarding family planning.
In a statement given out by Foreign Minister Bob Carr this Thursday, he stated that every woman should avail the necessary reproduction health care services and also should have proper information on family planning.
He said, “Good family planning reduces maternal and child deaths, and is fundamental to improving economic outcomes for women and girls”.
Further, Mr. Carr emphasized that due to all these reasons, Australia has decided to increase its funding and at the same time is encouraging others to come up at global level and follow them in the cause.
Moreover, it has been recovered that Australia will even be a part of global effort that aims at raising $2 billion for family planning services, which is expected to be assisting 120 million more people by 2020, thus preventing hundreds of unwanted pregnancies.
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