US Backs African Contraceptive Drive

    The United States has launched a USD12 million

    to support a regionwide contraception drive in Africa, Agence France-Presse reports. The program, according to United Nations officials, signals a shift in U.S. policy after U.S. President Barack Obama rescinded the Bush administration's policy halting support to international organizations that provide abortion services and counseling.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.