Family Planning: The Right Investment to Drive Uganda’s Socio-Economic Transformation

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: September 2017

Author: UNFPA

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Access to safe, affordable and voluntary Family Planning is a fundamental human right. Family Planning is central to gender equality and women’s empowerment and is a key driver of all the 17 sustainable development goals. Equally, one of the most cost-effective health interventions in the developing world.  For decades, research has proven that for a relatively modest investment, family planning saves lives and improves maternal and child health outcomes, promotes gender equality, and lifts families out of poverty by helping women have
fewer children and freeing them to participate in the labour-force.