“One dollar invested in family planning has a return on the investment of four dollars,” says Duff Gillespie
in this expert analysis from the Environmental Change and Security Program.
“If you have a program that allows couples to avert having unwanted pregnancies, it also means there are less children to immunize – there are less schools that have to be built – there are less teachers that have to be trained.”
In this short video, Duff Gillespie, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses the recent report Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance, and the need to increase funding for family planning around the world.
To learn more, please see a full summary and complete video of Duff Gillespie speaking recently at a March 17, 2009, Wilson Center launch of the report.