$2.5b pledged for contraception access

The aim of the summit was to secure new funding pledges to give an additional 120 million women and girls access to contraception by 2020.

“We exceeded our target,” British international development secretary Andrew Mitchell told the summit on Wednesday, which drew more than 150 leaders from donor and developing countries, international agencies and the private sector.

The organisers said the efforts would result in 200,000 fewer women dying in pregnancy and childbirth, more than 110 million fewer unintended