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.