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Touba crowds
01 May 2015 | Family planning

Blessed are the family planning providers

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal, the Marie Stopes International Senegal team has proven, not once but twice, that the reality can be very different.

Touba in central Senegal is the holy city of Mouridism, one of the most powerful religious communities in the country, and the burial place of its founder Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba.

It is also the site of the Magal de Touba, one of the biggest Muslim events in West Africa, when thousands of pilgrims flock to the city to celebrate the day that Sheikh Ahmadou returned from exile in Ghana.

The area in the Sahel region of West Africa also has a huge unmet need for contraception and is pivotal to meeting Senegal’s family planning...

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal, the Marie Stopes International Senegal team has proven, not once but twice, that the reality can be very different.

Blessed are the family planning providers

Update from Yemen
29 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update from Yemen

Despite the conflict and unrest that is crippling parts of Yemen, our team in the country is still continuing to provide many women with family planning and...

Update from Yemen

28 Apr 2015 | Centres

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

The following information has been gathered via contact with team members in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal, following...

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

Burkina Faso cotton producers
22 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Cottoning on to contraception

Cotton producers have emerged as unlikely allies in our efforts to reduce resistance to contraception in Burkina Faso.

Cottoning on to contraception

FP2020
21 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at...

Valerie DeFillipo’s...

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at Family Planning 2020 at the passing of Founding Executive Director Valerie DeFillipo

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

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