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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

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.

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

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