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Marie Stopes Ethiopia
Kirkos Sub City, Woreda 02, House No.174
P.O. Box 5775
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
+251 115184300, Whatsapp: +251911841237

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Marie Stopes Ethiopia

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.

What we do in Ethiopia

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.  

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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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Thursday 06 August 2015

MSI expertise critical to ending maternal deaths

In West Africa the number of women using a modern contraceptive method can be as low as one in 10, the average number of children is five and maternal and infant mortality rates are amongst the worst.

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Monday 12 June 2017

MS Nigeria celebrates tasksharing advocacy win

Marie Stopes Nigeria has successfully advocated for all newly qualified community health workers to receive training to insert and remove contraceptive implants and IUDs.

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Tuesday 05 December 2017

Marie Stopes announces closure of Belfast clinic

Marie Stopes UK announces that it is closing its independent clinic in Belfast, following the UK Government’s move to fund abortion treatment for Northern Irish women.

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Wednesday 24 June 2015

Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client

This year, somewhere in the world, we will reach our 100 millionth client. Every one of our 100 million clients has a different story. Women like Agathe Dao from Mali.

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Tuesday 13 November 2018

New flagship health programme

New flagship health programme to transform the lives of millions of women and girls and accelerate FP2020 progress

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Monday 23 July 2018

Breakthrough could end virginity testing

A new policy that will stop clinics and hospitals performing virginity tests that lead to the imprisonment and exclusion of Afghan women has been approved.

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Wednesday 01 July 2015

MSI joins Financing for Development Conference

Key players in funding for development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Financing for Development.

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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Ealing Safe Zone Court of Appeal Judgment

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Safe Zone outside our West London Centre in Ealing, making clear that harassing and intimidating activities and behaviours towards women are not acceptable.

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Thursday 19 October 2017

Comment: What our mission means to me

"The mission is one of those things one doesn’t appreciate the presence of, but would immediately and keenly feel the absence of."

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Thursday 13 June 2019

Study: contraception doesn't increase HIV risk

Marie Stopes International welcomes a landmark study released today that finds certain contraceptive methods do not increase a woman’s risk of HIV.

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Friday 15 December 2017

Nigeria releases 'watershed' task sharing report

Marie Stopes Nigeria has published new research showing the safety and efficacy of Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) providing long-acting reversible contraception.

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Wednesday 01 July 2015

UK Minister sees impact of family planning

Last week, our team in Malawi welcomed the UK’s Minister of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps, to a Banja la Mtsogolo (BLM) centre in Lilongwe.

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Wednesday 24 July 2019

MSI choice app, now available on Play Store

At MSI, we trust women to make the best choices about their own reproductive health. With our new Choice app, women can find the best contraceptive method for their lifestyle and body.

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Friday 18 November 2016

World Vasectomy Day: challenging misconceptions

Vasectomy is simple, safe and cost-effective, but misconceptions and cultural barriers mean uptake is still extremely low. World Vasectomy Day is hoping to change that.

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Tuesday 23 January 2018

One year on: the effects of the Global Gag Rule

One year ago today, President Trump re-enacted a policy that ultimately prevents women around the world from accessing life-saving sexual and reproductive healthcare services.

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Friday 30 October 2015

Marie Stopes International at ICFP

Marie Stopes International will be taking part in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Indonesia, 9-12 November 2015.

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Thursday 29 June 2017

UK Government to fund abortions for Northern Irish

Marie Stopes UK statement in response to news that the British Government will fund abortions for women travelling to England from Northern Ireland.

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Friday 01 July 2016

Reconfirming our FP2020 pledge

Following the FP2020 Reference Group meeting this week, Marie Stopes International is today reconfirming its pledge to provide 12 million additional users with a long-term method of contraception.

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Monday 23 January 2017

Re-enactment of the Mexico City Policy

Marie Stopes International warns that women in developing countries will pay the price for the Mexico City Policy with thousands more maternal deaths every year.

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Monday 05 October 2015

Ratnapura clinic in Sri Lanka re-opens

The Marie Stopes programme in Sri Lanka has re-opened a clinic in the city of Ratnapura, two years after sustained attacks by religious groups forced it to close its doors.

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Monday 10 July 2017

MSUK remove abortion fees for Northern Irish women

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.

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Thursday 10 December 2015

MSI appoints new VP for International Operations

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Marjorie Newman Williams to the organisation’s Executive Team.

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Thursday 29 June 2017

New report shows first ever decrease in unmet need

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.

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

World Contraception Day 2017

Ten years on from the first ever World Contraception Day, millions of girls are still being robbed of their life chances by being denied contraception.

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Thursday 20 August 2015

MSI Senegal hosts African and European MPs

Marie Stopes International Senegal demonstrated its impact to a delegation of African and European Members of Parliament this week.

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Friday 19 June 2015

Appointment of Megan Elliott

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and Development.

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Saturday 26 May 2018

Statement on the results of the Irish referendum

Marie Stopes UK statement on the results of the Irish referendum

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Monday 31 October 2016

Marie Stopes International celebrates 40 years

This week, Marie Stopes International marks 40 Years of providing women all over the world with the services they need to have children by choice, not chance.

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Friday 20 November 2015

UK Parliamentarians visit Sri Lanka clinic

This month the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Population, Development and Reproductive Health visited our programme in Sri Lanka, Population Services Lanka (PSL).

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Friday 25 September 2015

UK women able to self-inject contraceptive at home

Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now available for use at home.

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Thursday 07 June 2018

New Swedish funding helps over one million women

The funding from the SIDA will enable Population Services Zimbabwe to scale-up access to comprehensive sexual reproductive health and rights for women and girls in Zimbabwe.

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Friday 31 August 2018

New DFID funding will help millions of women

DFID announces major new funding for Marie Stopes International

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Thursday 20 June 2019

House votes to repeal Global Gag Rule - What next?

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.

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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Campaigners welcome government scheme for NI women

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.

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Thursday 22 August 2019

The UK is a pro-choice nation - and we deserve pro

Harassment of people outside abortion clinics is a national problem and needs a national solution, Marie Stopes managing director Richard Bentley writes.

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Thursday 15 August 2019

The women-led revolution against unsafe abortion

MSI researcher Katy Footman, comments on a recent article which shows that more and more women in the United States are accessing safe abortion pills online.

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Thursday 19 May 2016

Solutions to tackling unsafe abortion

Over 150 people came together at Women Deliver 2016 to hear an expert panel share their practical experiences and solutions from their work tackling unsafe abortion.

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Tuesday 08 March 2016

What happens when women can't access contraception

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.

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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Marie Stopes Ladies praised during visit to Niger

At the end of April 2015, our programmes in Senegal and Niger hosted visits from donors and other key stakeholders of the Ouagadougou Partnership.

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Friday 20 November 2015

COMMENT: What does it mean to tell a story?

In 2015, with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Marie Stopes International-US worked with teams and clients to gather stories that would engage and inspire.

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Friday 25 September 2015

World Contraception Day 2015

As we prepare to mark World Contraception Day on 26 September 2015, we’re urging action to ensure young people know their contraceptive options.

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Friday 09 June 2017

Dutch Youth Ambassador visits Marie Stopes Nepal

Marie Stopes Nepal has profiled its Rockets & Space youth work during a visit from the Dutch Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Sanne Thijssen.

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Tuesday 26 June 2018

MSI serves one million adolescents since Jan 2017

Reaching girls early in their reproductive life helps them to avoid dangerous teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions.

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Wednesday 05 June 2019

Introducing SafeAccess

A cross-partner coalition has launched SafeAccess, the first digital platform of its kind, working to eliminate unsafe abortion.

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Tuesday 27 June 2017

MSI-US launches Blue Door Fund to reach new donors

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.

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Wednesday 05 April 2017

Media statement on US withdrawing funding to UNFPA

The United States has announced it is withdrawing funding, totalling more than $30 million, for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

MSI staff shortlisted for family planning award

A whole host of Marie Stopes International team members have been nominated for 2017's 120 under 40 family planning award.

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Tuesday 21 February 2017

She Decides: A glimmer of hope for women and girls

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.

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Friday 03 March 2017

Governments step up for reproductive rights

Governments and philanthropists pledged €181 million for family planning at the She Decides conference, following the US administration’s decision to re-impose the Mexico City Policy.

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Thursday 02 March 2017

Government of Canada pledges $4m to Marie Stopes

Canada has pledged $4 million funding to Marie Stopes International during the She Decides International Conference in Brussels.

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Monday 10 July 2017

Mariam Haruna

"We had to run. All the pain of running is more than the pain of this insertion."

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Thursday 23 February 2017

Pop-up clinics in India

Our outreach teams in India are expanding access to long-term contraception, and helping women plan their families and futures, by setting up temporary clinics.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Mary Kaifineh

I became a nurse because I strongly believe that it is one of the most significant ways of serving humanity.

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Friday 17 November 2017

Snakes, bandits and Boko Haram

Snakes, bandits and Boko Haram - all in a day's work. But despite the many dangers, the team demonstrates a total commitment to the mission and improving the lives of their compatriots.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Chum Dam – vasectomy client

It's time for me to take responsibility.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Lizzie Banda – Marie Stopes Zambia nurse

I have to work, for the people. That’s why I chose this career. I’m proud to work for my Zambian people.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Scola Daffi Akonaay – outreach client

I didn’t know about the clinic before today. I came here for my baby to be vaccinated and saw that they were offering family planning services.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Jane Vika Alfayo – young client

I didn’t want to give birth. I just felt like I wanted to abort my pregnancy, as I was in school, I was young, and I didn’t know how to take care of a baby.

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Friday 04 May 2018

Faith Mwanret Pyentim - Outreach nurse

"I like this job because it is an avenue to help women, which is something I am passionate about."

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Monday 12 September 2016

Dina Appiah

Without Marie Stopes I don’t know where I would be, maybe I’d be dead.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Naomi Mwansa – young client

I was scared to go to prison. I was worried about the number of years I would spend there. I was really scared.

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Friday 08 March 2019

Introducing the 'Avon Ladies' of contraception

Not all heroes wear a cape. Sometimes they wear pale blue overalls and go from door to door carrying a blue briefcase.

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Friday 11 May 2018

Bárbara Pérez - Midwife Project Coordinator

I believe that planning and using contraceptive methods helps a lot socially, economically, and especially in health.

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Monday 10 July 2017

Chap Si Yim

“I don’t need to worry about unwanted pregnancy and I can keep working to support my family.”

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Margaret Louve

“Having many children was never part of my plan,” says Margaret Louve, but a lack of consistent contraceptive uptake meant she became trapped in a succession of unplanned pregnancies.

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Monday 10 July 2017

Oeun Vichara

"The women who make the clothes at this factory rely on the money they earn here to support their families. They can’t afford to take time out if they fall pregnant."

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Rekha Rokhaya

Rekha is a call handler for Marie Stopes Nepal’s free helpline, she describes the work as "breaking down barriers."

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Monday 12 September 2016

Gifty Danwah – Market porter and client

I hadn’t used contraception before Marie Stopes. I said to myself this will change my life, and it has.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Paulina Marko Dahai – outreach client

My daughters must study. Education is the most important thing. I want them to go further than I did – this is my dream.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Philomena – young client

I want to learn how to sew clothes so I can make money and take care of my children. Having the implant will give me time to learn.

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Wednesday 20 June 2018

Delivering for every woman

“I am tired, the suffering is too much. There is peace here, but no money.”

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Thursday 02 August 2018

Mary Benjamin

Watching nursing officer Mary Benjamin, it’s easy to see why she has chosen this vocation. In a small room crowded with young women at the Marie Stopes Bajaj youth club she takes centre stage.

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Wednesday 23 January 2019

Meet the women defying Trump’s Global Gag Rule

When President Trump re-enacted the Global Gag Rule in January 2017, the intention was to cut off pro-choice organisations like Marie Stopes International at the knees.

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Monday 10 July 2017

Umah Dumbuya

"Getting an education was my dream, and taking contraception has allowed me to pursue that."

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Sister Laeticia Dlovo

Since joining Marie Stopes South Africa in 1998, Sister Laeticia - known as Ma Letty - has seen the country liberalise its abortion law and make tremendous improvements in maternal health.

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Friday 19 January 2018

Annie Ramasy

Annie Ramasy travels for up to six hours every day to provide family planning services to women in rural, isolated communities in Madagascar.

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Friday 20 January 2017

Kudzai’s story

Kudzai Mujuru has always dreamed of becoming a nurse. When she fell pregnant aged 17, she was forced to put those dreams on hold.

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Aminata Kabba

“Having a child at my age was a big mistake. But with contraception, I am empowered to return to school and proceed to college to achieve my dreams.”

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