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Grace Okeyo on outreach
19 Feb 2015 | Family planning

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to provide contraception to some of the country’s most marginalised populations. But she always has a warm welcome and a smile for every client she meets.

Her passion for helping women to take control of their future keeps her motivated:

“The services that we provide are vital. The cultural belief in rural Kenya is that you should not have contraception until you have had your first child, which can mean being as young as 13 or 14. At this age, the risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth is extremely high and once girls have had a baby they are unable to continue with their education.” 

It’s not easy changing strongly held beliefs but Grace is...

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to provide contraception to some of the country’s most marginalised populations. But she always has a warm welcome and a smile for every client she meets.

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Women in Yemen
03 Feb 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Yemen is a country plagued by instability. The shifting balance of power between political parties, tribes, Al Qaeda and Al...

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Women hear about their contraceptive options in Kenya
21 Jan 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised...

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

Tim Black, Zimbabwe
07 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family...

To mark the birthday of our founder, Tim Black, CBE, who recently passed away, we look back on a recent...

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family planning

Religious leader talking to women about contraception in Uganda
02 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Faith and family planning

In many countries, we work with religious leaders to educate communities on the benefits of modern contraception.

Faith and family planning

Young women in Ghana
07 Jul 2014 | Maternal health

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's...

World Cup fever has had everybody gripped, here in Ghana and across the...

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's another goal still worth fighting for

The 2014 Uganda Responsible Investment Awards
30 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Marie Stopes Uganda named Best Reproductive Health and Family...

Marie Stopes Uganda's contribution to Millennium Development Goals and service to women...

Marie Stopes Uganda named Best Reproductive Health and Family Planning Organisation

23 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Supporting survivors of gender-based violence

A new project with Marie Stopes Tanzania and the Tanzanian Police Force, is ensuring survivors of gender-based and sexual violence ...

Supporting survivors of gender-based violence

A client speaks to an Marie Stopes International South Sudan worker about her contraceptive options
16 Jun 2014 | Family planning

Delivering for women in the face of adversity

While the volatile political and security situation in South Sudan continues, our programme there has continued to provide much...

Delivering for women in the face of adversity

Outreach clients hear about their contraceptive options
10 Jun 2014 | Family planning

Flexible approach proves a winning formula in Madagascar

Madagascar has been plagued by political and economic instability since a 2009 coup that resulted in the suspension of...

Flexible approach proves a winning formula in Madagascar

Outreach in Papua New Guinea
03 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

Where we work in Papua New Guinea everyone knows a woman who has died in childbirth. Availability and knowledge of...

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

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