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We have been working in Ethiopia for 25 years, delivering family planning and reproductive health services to millions of low income and under-served women and men across the country.
We work closely with the Government of Ethiopia and other partners to help reduce maternal mortality rates by increasing access to quality sexual and reproductive health services.
Marie Stopes Ethiopia provides long-acting and permanent methods through 10 mobile outreach teams that target hard to reach areas in the country.
We provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services through a network of centres, more than 500 socially franchised private clinics, and outreach. Our outreach teams target hard to reach clients in the three most populated regions of Ethiopia. Services are provided at over 200 sites, are fully subsidised and offered free to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford them.
The services we provide across Ethiopia include general medical consultation, short, long-acting and permanent methods of contraception, family planning counselling, pre- and post-natal care, child health checks, free condom provision, voluntary testing and counselling on HIV, and STI screening and treatment.
In 2015, our team in Ethiopia delivered family planning, safe abortion and maternal health services to approximately 912,000 clients through centres, and reached the same number of clients through the social franchise network, BlueStar.
In addition to this, Marie Stopes Ethiopia operates a helpline that receives more than 6,000 phone calls per month, around 80% of which are young people aged 20-29 years old. They call seeking advice on contraception, safe abortion and other topics surrounding their sexual health.
Advertised as a family planning success story and model for other African countries, Marie Stopes Ethiopia, the Government of Ethiopia and other partners have dramatically increased the country’s contraceptive prevalence rate through co-ordinated and sustained efforts over several decades.
Marie Stopes Ethiopia is one of the Government's key partners in attaining its healthcare goals. Active in the country for almost 25 years, our clinical leadership in family planning and geographic footprint across the country have helped to increase support for, and access to, contraceptive methods in both the public and private sectors.
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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
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Harassment of people outside abortion clinics is a national problem and needs a national solution, Marie Stopes managing director Richard Bentley writes.Read more
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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
The United States has announced it is withdrawing funding, totalling more than $30 million, for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).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