Frontline Health Workers Key To Providing Family Planning Services In Developing Countries

“Around the world, frontline health workers are often the first link to lifesaving care and supplies, and in some cases they are the only link for families and communities in rural and impoverished areas,” Oying Rimon, a senior program officer in family health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in this post in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. Noting “frontline workers are already doing more to provide family planning services to the poor and marginalized,” he writes that the London Summit on Family Planning on July 11 “will aim to galvanize new financial and political commitments to ensure this progress, and convene leaders to affirm that every woman in the world deserves the opportunity to determine her own future” (6/27).