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Comic Relief - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

Comic Relief, the UK charity which aims to create a just world, free from poverty, will make a $6 million grant, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to The Challenge Initiative (TCI). This funding will support TCI’s urban reproductive health work in sub-Saharan Africa. Voluntary family planning saves lives, empowers women to take charge of their bodies and plan their futures, and is one of the most cost effective ways to break the cycle of poverty – for families, communities, and for entire nations. Supporting and investing in TCI represents a pivotal opportunity to make a systemic and transformative impact on reproductive health for underserved urban poor communities, whilst also putting communities at the heart of leading positive change.