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Dr Tim Black
12 Dec 2014 | Family planning

The Times obituary of Dr Tim Black, CBE, 1937 - 2014

Forceful pioneer of birth control in developing countries who never shied away from controversy.

As a young physician working in a remote jungle area of Papua New Guinea in the mid-1960s, Dr Tim Black felt a flood of euphoria when he realised that a three-month old baby boy that he had just operated on was going to live. His deep satisfaction turned to shock, then indignation, when he saw the despair on the face of the child’s mother as he placed the malnourished infant into her arms.

“I suddenly realised that I had presented her not only with her baby, but with another mouth to feed — another...

Forceful pioneer of birth control in developing countries who never shied away from controversy.

The Times obituary of Dr Tim Black, CBE, 1937 - 2014

Tim Black
12 Dec 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International founder dies

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our founder and board member, Dr Tim Black, CBE.

Marie Stopes International founder dies

A Marie Stopes health worker registers a client in Tanzania
12 Dec 2014 | Maternal health

Three ways to fast track universal health coverage in the...

On Universal Health Coverage Day, Simon Cooke, CEO of Marie Stopes International, and Karl Hoffman,...

Three ways to fast track universal health coverage in the developing world

12 Days of Women
08 Dec 2014 | Maternal health

12 Days of Women: our highs and lows for women in 2014

At Marie Stopes International we’ve created our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas, reviewing highs and lows for women...

12 Days of Women: our highs and lows for women in 2014

Community health workers in Kabul, Afghanistan
02 Dec 2014 | Maternal health

Afghanistan focus: Mateya's story

As leaders meet in London to discuss the future of Afghanistan, it is important not to forget the people who are still working on the...

Afghanistan focus: Mateya's story

MSSL Nurse Mary
02 Dec 2014 | Family planning

A day in the life: how Ebola has made delivering health services...

The outbreak of Ebola has put incredible strain on nurses in Sierra Leone. Fear of contact with...

A day in the life: how Ebola has made delivering health services harder than ever

Young women are more vulnerable to HIV. Young women aged 15-24 account for 22% of all new infections worldwide.
01 Dec 2014 | HIV / STIs

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most...

To mark World Aids Day, we speak to Asad, our Link Up project manager in Bangladesh, about the work we...

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most vulnerable

BlueStar social franchising clinic in the Philippines
25 Nov 2014 | Social franchising

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver...

As support for universal health coverage continues to expand, tremendous opportunities for public-private...

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver choice

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...

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

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