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The Medical Women's Federation Journal: Access to contraception: a key element of effective humanitarian aid


The Medical Women’s Federation Journal featured an op-ed by Christina Wegs, CARE global advocacy director, who shared the need and importance for access to contraceptives especially in countries affected by conflict, violence, displacement and natural disasters. Providing women with effective contraception can eliminate a third of maternal deaths globally. CARE has already witnessed the positive outcomes of providing high-quality contraceptive services from previous aid delivered to post-earthquake Nepal, conflict-affected areas in Democratic Republic of Congo and refugee camps in Bangladesh. “Above all,” she said, “it is a human rights’ imperative: every person, everywhere should have the same right to decide whether to have a child and to survive pregnancy and childbirth.” Read the article on pages 32-33 here.


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