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Improving access to reproductive health services needs coordinated international partnerships

A doctor gives a pre-natal scan to a pregnant woman during a medical mission by an NGO in Iligan City, southern Philippines January 6, 2012.  Philippine President Benigno Aquino on August 6, 2012 successfully threw his weight behind a health bill promoting state-funded contraception, stepping out of his late mother Corazon's shadow as he pushes reforms widely opposed by the Roman Catholic Church. The bill, as it stands, requires governments down to the village level to provide free or low-cost reproductive health services. The law will not promote abortion, which is illegal. Picture taken January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)

Access to family planning services can have a longterm impact Image: REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)

Laura Gillespie
Project Fellow – Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum Geneva, Senior Director, Global Health Advocacy, Hologic
Mandeep Singh, MD, MRCOG
CEO Women’s and Children’s, Consultant in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Burjeel Farha, Burjeel Holdings PLC
Jennifer White
MD, FACEP, Director of Clinical Operations, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Jefferson Health
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