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Social franchising
23 Oct 2014 | Social franchising

Social franchising in focus

Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we deliver services to the world’s most under-served people. To mark this week's Global Conference on Social Franchising for Health, we ask our Head of Social Franchising, Brendan Hayes, how social franchising works and why it has such potential to expand a...

What is social franchising?

Social franchising is an approach to delivering healthcare that recognises that the private sector is a major contributor to health services in many markets around the world. This includes small, private providers who deliver healthcare to the poorest and most marginalised sections of society.

However, the quality of private sector services is often low and fails to prioritise preventative healthcare such as family planning. Through...

Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we deliver services to the world’s most under-served people. To mark this week's Global Conference on Social Franchising for Health, we ask our Head of Social Franchising, Brendan Hayes, how social franchising works and why it has such potential to expand access to healthcare.

Social franchising in focus

Dawn Purvis
17 Oct 2014 | Centres

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

As Marie Stopes Northern Ireland prepares to mark its second anniversary, Programme Director Dawn Purvis sends a message of thanks to...

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

Youth education in Myanmar
16 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Our team in Myanmar's work with men who have sex with men, sex workers and young people, shows that adapting and...

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Marie Stopes with nurses
15 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

15th October marks the birthday of the woman whose pioneering spirit we carry forward today.

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

Mongolian delegation
01 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International...

We were delighted to host a visit from a delegation of Mongolian parliamentarians, government...

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International on UK study tour

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

USAID SIFPO award
23 May 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International secures $74 million USAID award

Marie Stopes International is delighted to have been awarded a new five-year USAID Cooperative Agreement: Support for...

Marie Stopes International secures $74 million USAID award

Sion counselling a woman on her family planning options
20 May 2014 | Maternal health

Making Women Matter in Papua New Guinea

Sion Dage has dedicated her life to the reproductive health of women in Papua New Guinea. She has worked as a reproductive health nurse...

Making Women Matter in Papua New Guinea

Myanmar healthworker explains contraceptive options to clients
14 May 2014 | Family planning

The ‘Way Forward’ for mothers and babies in rural Myanmar

Ohn Twe is a village like many others in the aptly named “Dry Zone” of central Myanmar. Public services are few, the...

The ‘Way Forward’ for mothers and babies in rural Myanmar

Divine Divas
13 May 2014 | Young people

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

Like other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia has a disproportionately young population and there is a desperate need for...

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

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