Less Money for Contraceptives
May 7, 2001
The head of the UN Population Fund said that donations to international agencies for the distribution of contraceptives in poor countries had fallen to the lowest level in five years ($875 million for this year) just as AIDS experts are urging wider distribution of condoms as a way to stem the spread of HIV. Thoraya Obaid, executive director of the population fund, said the world must spend $1.8 billion on contraceptives annually to meet global needs by 2015.Adapted from:
New York Times; 05.05.01; Barbara Crossette
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