Today is World Population Day, a moment to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities we face in a world of more than 7 billion people.  With the population growing, it is more important than ever that we come up with solutions to a create a healthier, stronger, and more sustainable world.

One of the best ways to improve health and development now, and ensure a better future for generations to come, is to focus on what women want and need: the resources and tools to voluntarily plan their families.  Currently, more than 220 million women around the world lack access to quality reproductive health care, which results in nearly 800 women and girls dying every day.

But there is good news: We already have a cost-effective solution to save lives and achieve progress on our global development goals, and now we just need to invest in it. Read on to find out why voluntary family planning is one of the best investments we can make for women, families, communities, and our world.

Family Planning brochure.