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Contact our Sierra Leone support office to talk about our work.

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone
10A Ahmed Drive
Off Sir Samuel Lewis Road
Freetown
Sierra Leone
+232 76 127575

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Marie Stopes Sierra Leone

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone started providing services in 1986 and is one of the oldest programmes in the Marie Stopes International partnership.

They have a long and proud history in the country and are known locally as “de mammy fo welbodi” or “the mother of health”. The programme continued to work through both the decade long civil war (the only NGO to do so) and the 2015 Ebola outbreak.

The country continues to face many challenges: life expectancy is just 45 and the country has one of the world’s highest rates of maternal mortality. Marie Stopes Sierra Leone is the country’s largest family planning organisation, with teams working in every one of the country’s 14 districts and providing more than half of all contraception.

Despite all of the progress in the country, just 21% of women aged 15-49 are using a method of modern contraception.

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone is the country’s largest family planning organisation with teams working in every one of the country’s 14 districts and providing more than half of all contraception

What we do in Sierra Leone

The programme provides contraception through a variety of different routes:

  • Centres: the programme has nine centres in urban areas providing a full range of affordable contraception and sexual and reproductive healthcare.

  • Outreach teams: the 14 teams take contraception directly to women in remote areas of the country, including fishing communities off the coast, accessible only by boat.

  • Social franchises: there are 12 private providers, trained and supported by the programme, delivering services under the BlueStar brand.

  • Community health workers: Marie Stopes Sierra Leone has a network of more than 400 community-based workers providing information and advice about contraception, and helping women to get the services that they need.

We have a long and proud history in Sierra Leone, and are known locally as “de mammy fo welbodi” or “the mother of health”.

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Our impact in Sierra Leone

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USING MSI CONTRACEPTION in 2018
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UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES PREVENTED IN 2018
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UNSAFE ABORTIONS PREVENTED IN 2018

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