The Family Planning Summit spearheaded by Melinda Gates and held in London last July secured commitments of $4.6 billion for contraceptives for poor women. At the summit the U.S. State Dept announced a partnership with the Gates Foundation and the UK to provide long-term contraceptive methods.

This initiative will be one of many to further reduce the population of the poor in lieu of substantive maternal and child health programs. The USAID press release acknowledged 30 million pregnancies will be prevented between 2013 and 2018 at a savings of $250 million in healthcare costs.