Leith Greenslade: Contraception fundamental to the planet's progress

Leith Greenslade: Contraception is fundamental to the planet’s progress.

What’s the next big step we can take to improve where we’ve fallen short of our goals on women’s empowerment?

It may be controversial — but the solution is to put more effort into promoting contraception, says Leith Greenslade, vice chair of the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs, who sat down for a video interview with Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger in New York.

Click on the above video to lean more insights from Greenslade, including why the private sector shouldn’t keep quiet anymore on family planning.

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