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How many fighter jets would it cost to stop women dying in childbirth?

A UN study also calculates it'll cost $600 to spare a girl from being a child bride – or one night in a hotel

Nita Bhalla

Countries need about $264bn – the equivalent cost of 110 military aircraft – to end maternal deaths, gender-based violence and child marriage, as well as provide family planning to all women by 2030, according to a United Nations study.

An investment of $115.5bn – the cost of 46 high-end military planes – would end needless maternal deaths by 2030, researchers said at the International Conference on Population and Development (https://www.unfpa.org/icpd) (ICPD) in Kenya.

The price for ending the 12 million child marriages every year would be $35bn, they said, adding it would cost $600 to spare a girl from becoming a child bride – the cost of one night in a luxury hotel...

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