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Our programme in Burkina Faso opened its doors in August 2009 and has since developed into one of the country’s most successful family planning and sexual health organisations.
Being one of the poorest nations in the world, and where five women die each day from pregnancy related complications, there is a great unmet need for reproductive health services.
Marie Stopes Burkina Faso is working continuously and tirelessly to increase access to services among poor and hard-to-reach populations in the country.
Our three clinics offer a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning methods to HIV prevention and treatment.
In 2013 Marie Stopes Burkina Faso launched its first youth centre, specifically to cater to the needs of the country’s young people, and to increase access to information and affordable sexual and reproductive health services.
Our mobile outreach teams bring dedicated providers to hard-to-reach and under-served urban and rural communities, offering services within public sector health facilities. The outreach teams offer long-acting and permanent methods to complement the range of short-term methods often available in public facilities.
Marie Stopes Burkina Faso is using two different channels to reach women and families living in rural and hard-to-reach areas. Both rely on close working and relationships with communities.
Firstly, our Marie Stopes Ladies and Men are embedded in communities and offer a range of family planning services and provide a continuum of care for our clients. Secondly, our community-based mobilisers work closely with public health workers, schools, women’s associations and taxi drivers to name just a few, to carry out promotional and educational activities to create awareness about local family planning services.
Marie Stopes Burkina Faso has, through its hard and devoted work, contributed to the decline of rates of unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and ultimately maternal mortality rates.
Marie Stopes International Australia has partnered with WaterAid Australia on an innovative new project, tackling important areas of adolescent girls’ health in Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea.
Marie Stopes UK statement in response to news that the British Government will fund abortions for women travelling to England from Northern Ireland.Read more
Four Marie Stopes International team members have been recognised for their work championing family planning, in the 120 Under 40 awards.Read more
In response to Mexico City Policy the Dutch government launches She Decides, a global fund designed to minimise the loss of USAID funding on reproductive health initiatives in developing countries.Read more
Harassment of people outside abortion clinics is a national problem and needs a national solution, Marie Stopes managing director Richard Bentley writes.Read more
Marie Stopes UK has announced it will no longer charge Northern Irish women travelling to England for abortion, following a government commitment to fund their treatment through the Equalities Office.Read more
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a major funding commitment for sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights projects between 2020 and 2025.Read more
The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a spending package that would reverse the Trump administration’s harmful anti-choice and anti-woman policies.Read more
MSI-US calls on donors to 'open the door' for women around the world, and support their Blue Door Fund. The Fund aims to help address the family planning funding gap created by the Mexico City Policy.Read more
A new study finds the Global Gag Rule increased abortions by 40% in sub-Saharan Africa, providing crucial evidence about the devastating impact of the policy on vulnerable women and girls.Read more
The United States has announced it is withdrawing funding, totalling more than $30 million, for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Read more
Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now available for use at home.Read more
Marie Stopes International says meeting global demand for contraception is possible as a new Guttmacher Institute report shows first ever decrease in unmet need, from 225 million women to 214 million.Read more
In India, increasing numbers of women are being wrongly told they need a court order to access abortion care. A new campaign seeks to clarify the law and reduce stigma.Read more
Pope Francis has made a statement that, for the remainder of the Jubilee Year, all priests will be permitted to absolve women of "the sin of abortion" - if they repent with "a contrite heart".Read more
Drug company Pfizer has announced it will launch its Sayana Press self-injectable contraceptive for women in the UK to use at home.Read more
On Wednesday 29 July the World Health Organisation (WHO) released some of its most ground-breaking guidance yet in the field of safe abortion.Read more
Today (Tuesday 8th March) is International Women’s Day - an annual event that celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the barriers to gender equality.Read more
The BBC has said it won’t stop labelling attempts to ban abortion after six weeks as “heartbeat bills” - despite conceding the phrase is biased and medically inaccurate.Read more
A government scheme to provide free abortion services in England for women travelling from Northern Ireland has been welcomed by pro-choice campaigners and Labour MP, Stella Creasy.Read more