World Population Day

More than 7.5 billion people live on this planet; this is set to grow to 9.2 billion by 2050. This year, for the first time, more than 1 billion people go to bed hungry every day.

214 million women and girls want to plan their pregnancies but don’t have access to contraception. If they used contraceptives, there would be 67 million fewer unplanned pregnancies in the world every year. This means 36 million fewer abortions and 224,000 fewer maternal deaths.

What can I do this World Population Day?

Play a game

Play a game to learn more about supply chains. Supply chain problems are a key reason that contraceptive commodities do not reach the women and girls who need them most. Play the game to win a prize, and use your new knowledge to make a change.

Learn about the funding gap

Check out our new tools for learning about the Contraceptive Commodity Gap. We have three ways to find out what volume of supplies users must consume, how much they cost, and whether the current amount of funding stretches far enough.

Tell the story

Share these resources, tell the story. Share our messages and images freely. Nobody can increase contraceptive access alone. Together, we can make a difference.

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