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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.

In Burkina Faso, 2,800 women die each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth and just 15% of married women use a modern contraceptive method.

The needs are huge, but so too is stigma and resistance to contraception, which makes getting the message across challenging. However, Marie Stopes Burkina Faso has found an innovative way to make contraceptive access a reality.

By working with established networks of cotton producers in the rural Mouhoun Province – teaching them about the benefits of contraception and...

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

Treatment in protective clothing
15 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Getting back to normality after Ebola

The latest World Health Organisation report on Ebola reveals an uncertain and variable situation in Sierra Leone and the West Africa region.

Getting back to normality after Ebola

Yemen update
08 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update on services in Yemen

Our team are continuing to provide life-changing health services where possible, as aid workers warn of an unfolding humanitarian crisis.

Update on services in Yemen

Young people Papua New Guinea
30 Mar 2015 | Young people

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

Gaining insight into how we can better serve growing youth populations is critical. In Papua New Guinea, a filmmaking project has...

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

Women in Myanmar
03 Sep 2014 | Maternal health

Improving cervical cancer awareness in Myanmar

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women aged 15 to 44 in Myanmar. Our programme there is running one of the only...

Improving cervical cancer awareness in Myanmar

Myanmar DFID Visit
28 Aug 2014 | Centres

DFID Minister hails “impressive setup” in Myanmar

This week, Marie Stopes International Myanmar was delighted to host a visit from the UK’s Minister of State for...

DFID Minister hails “impressive setup” in Myanmar

26 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

INTERVIEW: Balancing everyday services with emergency response

Over 1,400 people have died from the Ebola virus, and those of us working in West Africa know that balancing the...

INTERVIEW: Balancing everyday services with emergency response

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Did you know that every year nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place around the world? That's 22 million times that...

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

Maybe the truth’s just too much for people. That’s what I think sometimes, when the pain and anger subsides. There are times when...

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

South Sudanese woman with baby
08 Aug 2014 | Family planning

Life-saving services in South Sudan

It is estimated that South Sudan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. So while political unrest continues, our...

Life-saving services in South Sudan

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