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Nurse examines a pregnant woman in Sierra Leone
19 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

Ebola has caused over 1,200 deaths in Sierra Leone, but while the toll is huge the crisis extends far beyond the number affected by the virus itself.

Even before Ebola, giving birth has always been a frightening prospect in Sierra Leone. But since the outbreak the threat has increased for expectant mothers.

Many hospitals and clinics have closed and health workers, who are at high risk of contracting the disease because of their contact with sick patients, have left their work stations.

Pregnant women are being turned away from hospitals because of fears they may have Ebola, meaning women are missing out on vital antenatal checks and giving birth in dangerous conditions alone...

Ebola has caused over 1,200 deaths in Sierra Leone, but while the toll is huge the crisis extends far beyond the number affected by the virus itself.

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

14 Nov 2014 | Family planning

India family planning media reports

The deaths and serious complications reported in Chhattisgarh, India, this week are a tragedy and one which must not be repeated.

India family planning media reports

Bolivia market stall holder
12 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

In Bolivia, the same weak health systems that leave women at risk of dying in pregnancy or from unsafe abortion...

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

World Vasectomy Day
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy is simple, fast and cost-effective. There is no need for a scalpel, no hormones and nothing to insert. It only requires a small...

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Creating demand for permanent methods of contraception can be challenging – even more so when it comes to vasectomy. In 2013, Marie Stopes...

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Papua New Guinea men take the lead in family planning
06 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

Increasing male involvement in family planning is particularly challenging in countries where traditional attitudes and...

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

Tanzanian women queuing for contraceptive services in Dar es Salaam
31 Oct 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: Hopes and dreams - it’s time to act

Hope has many faces. It is the face of a woman in Tanzania who has borne seven children and finally, for the first time in her life...

COMMENT: Hopes and dreams - it’s time to act

Clients in  Ethiopia
29 Oct 2014 | Maternal health

Thank you to Venture Strategies Innovation

As Venture Strategies Innovation (VSI) wind down their operations, we'd like to thank them for six years of successful...

Thank you to Venture Strategies Innovation

MSI Myanmar healthworkers
27 Oct 2014 | Maternal health

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based...

A wife beaten by her husband. A young girl raped by a neighbour. A sexual assault case stalled...

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Myanmar

Social franchising
23 Oct 2014 | Social franchising

Social franchising in focus

Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we deliver services to the world’s most under-served people. To mark this week's Global...

Social franchising in focus

Dawn Purvis
17 Oct 2014 | Centres

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

As Marie Stopes Northern Ireland prepares to mark its second anniversary, Programme Director Dawn Purvis sends a message of thanks to...

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

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