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close this bookBreaking the Barriers - Women and the Elimination of World Poverty (DFID, 1999, 24 p.)
close this folderEducation and health
close this folderHEALTH
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View the documentChildren by Choice
View the documentMaternal Mortality
View the documentSexual Health...
View the document...Including for Young People
View the documentInvolving Women
View the documentFemale Genital Mutilation


DFID is one of the world's leading donors in the health sector. Our spending on health has more than doubled in the 1990s.

Our priorities include promoting children by choice and improving sexual and reproductive health. We are also addressing maternal mortality and other health risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

The 1994 Cairo Conference on Population and Development recognised the direct link between health and women's empowerment, and we seek to carry this forward in our work.