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MSSL Nurse Mary
27 Nov 2014 | Family planning

A day in the life of: how Ebola has made delivering health services...

The outbreak of Ebola has put incredible strain on nurses in Sierra Leone. Fear of contact with health workers means they have been turned away by communities, friends and even family members, adding to the agony created by the crisis.

One of our nurses, Mary Kaifineh, has experienced the negative consequences. She has worked for MS Sierra Leone for five years and is now the leader of the outreach team in the Port Loko District. Mary, like everyone else, never expected that her country would be faced with such a dreadful threat.

“I became a nurse because I strongly believe that it is one of the most significant ways of serving humanity. Yet it is one of the most vulnerable professions, because it requires you to come into contact with people who are sick...

The outbreak of Ebola has put incredible strain on nurses in Sierra Leone. Fear of contact with health workers means they have been turned away by communities, friends and even family members, adding to the agony created by the crisis.

A day in the life of: how Ebola has made delivering health services harder than ever

BlueStar social franchising clinic in the Philippines
25 Nov 2014 | Social franchising

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver...

As support for universal health coverage continues to expand, tremendous opportunities for public-private...

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver choice

Nurse examines a pregnant woman in Sierra Leone
19 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

Ebola has caused over 1,200 deaths in Sierra Leone, but while the toll is huge the crisis extends far beyond the number affected by the...

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

14 Nov 2014 | Family planning

India family planning media reports

The deaths and serious complications reported in Chhattisgarh, India, this week are a tragedy and one which must not be repeated.

India family planning media reports

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

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

Ethiopia health worker speaks with a client
05 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Ethiopia has made incredible progress over the last 11 years in increasing access to family planning. This has come in tandem with strong progress...

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Family planning counselling session in Mynamar
30 Jul 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

Founders of Marie Stopes International and DKT International reveal what they think are the six institutional...

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

Telemedicine partnership in Myanmar
25 Jul 2014 | Family planning

Harnessing technology to reach the underserved

A mobile health partnership is set to improve maternal and child healthcare in Myanmar.

Harnessing technology to reach the underserved

Best NGO in family health award
23 Jul 2014 | Family planning

State recognition for Marie Stopes India

Marie Stopes India has been named Best NGO in Rajasthan working in family welfare - for the fourth year in a row.

State recognition for Marie Stopes India

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