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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

World Contraception Day 2014
26 Sep 2014 | Young people

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

Today is World Contraception Day, a day to break down the taboos surrounding sex and educate young people on the importance of...

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

UN chamber
24 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

View from the UN: the scourge of unsafe abortion

Mina Barling, in New York for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, reflects on the scourge of unsafe abortion...

View from the UN: the scourge of unsafe abortion

Young Tanzanians
24 Sep 2014 | Young people

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

Tanzania is at a turning point. With over 50% of the population under the age of 20*, Tanzania is younger than it has ever been and...

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

Time to act
22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

This week, world leaders meet in New York to discuss the future of global development. We want to remind them, and...

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

Family planning clients
22 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't...

It's an inconvenient truth to those who are allegedly 'pro-life' that millions of women...

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't add up?

22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

Our teams frequently encounter women suffering the effects of unsafe abortion. Learn more about the causes and shocking consequences in our...

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

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