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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 Conference on Social Franchising for Health, we ask our Head of Social Franchising, Brendan Hayes, how social franchising works and why it has such potential to expand a...

What is social franchising?

Social franchising is an approach to delivering healthcare that recognises that the private sector is a major contributor to health services in many countries around the world. This includes small, private providers who deliver healthcare to the poorest and most marginalised sections of society.

However, the quality of private sector services is often low and fails to prioritise preventative healthcare such as family planning....

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 Conference on Social Franchising for Health, we ask our Head of Social Franchising, Brendan Hayes, how social franchising works and why it has such potential to expand access to healthcare.

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

Youth education in Myanmar
16 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Our team in Myanmar's work with men who have sex with men, sex workers and young people, shows that adapting and...

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Marie Stopes with nurses
15 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

15th October marks the birthday of the woman whose pioneering spirit we carry forward today.

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

Mongolian delegation
01 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International...

We were delighted to host a visit from a delegation of Mongolian parliamentarians, government...

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International on UK study tour

Midwife Wading in Myanmar
12 May 2014 | Maternal health

Marie Stopes International honours midwives and nurses

During the month of May the world honours some of the hardest working women in healthcare: nurses and midwives.

Marie Stopes International honours midwives and nurses

Marie Stopes UK
28 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Today, Marie Stopes UK launches the findings of the first research in the UK into the contraceptive use of...

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Myths about contraception
25 Apr 2014 | Family planning

10 myths about contraception

We believe every woman has a human right to control her own fertility and an important part of that is getting accurate information about contraception.

10 myths about contraception

Griot in Mali
17 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

We're proud of the many channels we use to communicate family planning messages, but in Mali our team have gone...

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

Women receiving family planning advice in India
10 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit...

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

Women waiting for family planning in Ghana
09 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

This week, at the 47th Conference on Population and Development, reproductive health advocate Professor Fred...

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

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