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Marie Stopes International Uganda
Plot No. 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga
PO Box 10431
Kampala
Uganda
(+256) 414 510 516

Marie Stopes Uganda
Plot No. 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga
PO Box 10431
Kampala
Uganda
(+256) 393 263 318

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Uganda

In 2016, Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate stood at only 26%, hindering the country’s social and economic development.

More than half of Uganda’s population is under 15 years old. Yet despite nearly universal awareness of contraception, the rate of unplanned pregnancy is high. Around a quarter of adolescent women aged 15-19 are either pregnant or have already given birth to their first child.

How we deliver services in Uganda

Marie Stopes UG is Uganda’s largest and most specialised sexual and reproductive healthcare organisation, providing a wide range of high quality, affordable, client-centered services. For 29 years, we have provided services to millions of Ugandan women, men and young people.

Currently, Marie Stopes UG provides approximately 60% of all contraception in Uganda, and focuses on reaching the most under-served communities. These communities are predominantly young, living in poverty, and reside in hard-to-reach rural locations and urban slums.

We also support the government of Uganda on the development of policies and guidelines related to family planning and reproductive health services. Through our expertise and research we are able to provide technical assistance to national health strategies, which improve the lives of millions of women and young people in the country.

How we reach our clients

We deliver services through a range of channels, helping us to reach women in different settings.

  • 30 mobile outreach teams serve clients in remote, rural areas in every region of Uganda.
  • A network of 15 clinics situated in urban areas offer a wide range of sexual and reproductive health and family planning services.
  • A network of 185 blue star clinics which pro­vide quality family services to urban and peri urban communities through subsidized voucher schemes.
  • 80 Marie Stopes Ladies. These are qualified midwives and nurses from the local community, who work from home or visit clients in their homes providing high quality family planning services
  • A public sector strengthening channel through which public health workers are selected, trained and equipped to provide quality family planning services.
  • Social marketing, ensuring that people have the option to buy high-quality, sexual and reproductive healthcare products in a convenient location.
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Our impact in Uganda

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UNSAFE ABORTIONS PREVENTED IN 2018
Friday 19 January 2018

Trump’s Global Gag Rule one year on

One year on from President Trump’s re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule, the loss of funding has left Marie Stopes International with a funding gap of nearly US$80m (£60m).

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monday 20 February 2017

30 years of family planning in Malawi

2017 marks 30 years since Marie Stopes International started its programme in Malawi - Banja La Mtsogolo - providing services to refugees fleeing the armed conflict in neighbouring Mozambique.

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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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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 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 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

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

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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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

Chum Dam – vasectomy client

It's time for me to take responsibility.

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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

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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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

Elizabeth Pappoe – Marie Stopes Ghana team member

I enjoy maternal and reproductive health a lot, as women are special.

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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 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

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 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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Monday 12 September 2016

Afride Lyatuu – Marie Stopes Tanzania nurse

My job is good. It makes me happy. I like to be out here helping women and saving lives.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Willy Olomi – Marie Stopes Tanzania driver

I love my job because I have learned so many things that I didn’t know before.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thursday 08 March 2018

Meet the women pushing for change in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, our extraordinary courageous and determined Marie Stopes Ladies are quietly but steadily pushing for change.

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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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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 08 March 2017

No woman left behind

Photos capture the lives and realities of the women we serve.

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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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