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Doubling Current Annual Spending For Sexual, Reproductive Health Would Improve Lives Of Women, Newborns, Reduce Long-Term Costs, Report Says

The Guardian: Spending $25 a woman annually on health care could save millions of lives
“Spending on average $25 a woman annually on sexual and reproductive health services would drastically lower the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth, and the number of newborn deaths, says a report that calculates the cost and benefits of health care provision. … The report, published on Thursday by the Guttmacher Institute and the U.N. Population Fund, the UNFPA, says $39.2bn (£20.9bn) a year is needed to provide an essential package of services to all women of reproductive age, typically between 15 and 49…” (Ford/Kweifio-Okai, 12/4).

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