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Women listen to a talk about their contraceptive options in Uganda
25 Sep 2013 | Family planning

World Contraception Day: expanding women’s choice, wherever they live

“Know your options”— this is the message as we mark World Contraception Day on 26th September. But knowing sometimes isn’t enough. In some places, there’s no way to access the kind of contraception women want, but we want to tell you a story of success: a place where women ...

In Uganda, the government has agreed to train and fund skilled health workers – rather than only doctors, who are scarce – to deliver tubal ligations.  This formal endorsement of task sharing is an enormous step forward to meet the challenge of providing full access and full choice for the women of Uganda. This is how it happened.

Evidence, into action 

On 6th September, the Ugandan Ministry of...

“Know your options”— this is the message as we mark World Contraception Day on 26th September. But knowing sometimes isn’t enough. In some places, there’s no way to access the kind of contraception women want, but we want to tell you a story of success: a place where women will now be more able to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and their futures.

World Contraception Day: expanding women’s choice, wherever they live

Reaching the under-served
08 Jul 2013 | Family planning

Our impact in 2012

Today sees the release of our 2012 Global Impact Report, in which we examine the overall impact of our family planning and safe abortion services in 2012.

Our impact in 2012

Marie Stopes International Nigeria client waiting for family planning counselling
20 May 2013 | Maternal health

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes...

From 28th to 30th May, we'll be at the Women Deliver 2013 conference, working to...

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes International at Women Deliver

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone team on a speedboat
18 Mar 2013 | Clinical outreach

Launching family planning in Sierra Leone’s fishing communities

Our programme in Sierra Leone recently launched its own speedboat (thanks to funding from the EC and DFID) to...

Launching family planning in Sierra Leone’s fishing communities

women at BlueStar launch event in Mali
04 Mar 2013 | Social franchising

Mali programme delivers family planning services in face of armed...

Our team in Mali has had a successful year delivering vital family planning services to women through...

Mali programme delivers family planning services in face of armed conflict

Ugandan client and child
20 Sep 2012 | Family planning

USAID and DFID funded family planning initiative launched in Uganda

A USAID and UKAID funded programme which aims to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate in Uganda was...

USAID and DFID funded family planning initiative launched in Uganda

outreach in Uganda
07 Sep 2012 | Family planning

Video: family planning outreach in Uganda

A new video report on family planning in Uganda shows how our clinical outreach team are delivering vital family planning services to...

Video: family planning outreach in Uganda

Bangladeshi men
04 Sep 2012 | Family planning

Vasectomy: a Bangladeshi success story

Vasectomy is an increasingly popular choice of contraception in Bangladesh. Between 1996 and 2011 the number of men choosing the procedure...

Vasectomy: a Bangladeshi success story

an outreach worker with clients in Tanzania
28 Jun 2012 | Clinical outreach

USAID and GIZ visit clinical outreach team in Tanzania

Our programme in Tanzania was delighted to host a visit from Tim Manchester and Marguerite Farrell from USAID and Beate...

USAID and GIZ visit clinical outreach team in Tanzania

women in Ethiopia
27 Apr 2012 | Clinical outreach

Dutch award to strengthen private sector in Ethiopia

Our programme in Ethiopia is delighted to have been awarded €13 million by the Dutch government for a project to improve the...

Dutch award to strengthen private sector in Ethiopia

22 Feb 2012 | Family planning

USAID funding takes family planning to rural Zimbabwe

For many people who live in rural parts of Zimbabwe, family planning services are simply too far away for them to access....

USAID funding takes family planning to rural Zimbabwe

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