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UN criticises developed countries for reneging on promises on sexual health

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:310
  1. Vittal Katikireddi
  1. BMJ

The developed world is breaking its pledges to fund sexual and reproductive health care in the developing world, says a new report published this week by the Alan Guttmacher Institute and the United Nations Population Fund.

“It is time for developed countries to live up to the pledges they made at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). In 2000, these countries provided $2.6 billion [£1.4; €2.1bn] for sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries—less than half of what they had pledged at …

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