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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 contraception is limited and to reduce the chance of falling pregnant, many husbands and wives don’t sleep in the same bed.

Sadly theirs is not an isolated experience. Today an estimated 222 million women in the developing world who want to avoid pregnancy are not using a modern method of contraception. But when you look just a few years into the future, the picture becomes even more daunting. 

In 2010 there were 193 million women of reproductive age living in sub Saharan Africa, but in the coming years, the number will grow at the fastest rate in history.  By 2020, there will be 258 million and in 2050 the numbers soar to 529 million.

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Where we work in Papua New Guinea everyone knows a woman who has died in childbirth. Availability and knowledge of contraception is limited and to reduce the chance of falling pregnant, many husbands and wives don’t sleep in the same bed.

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

Women listen to a talk about their contraceptive options in Uganda
25 Sep 2013 | Family planning

World Contraception Day: expanding women’s choice, wherever they live

“Know your options”— this is the message as we mark World Contraception Day on 26th September. But...

World Contraception Day: expanding women’s choice, wherever they live

Reaching the under-served
08 Jul 2013 | Family planning

Our impact in 2012

Today sees the release of our 2012 Global Impact Report, in which we examine the overall impact of our family planning and safe abortion services in 2012.

Our impact in 2012

Marie Stopes International Nigeria client waiting for family planning counselling
20 May 2013 | Maternal health

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes...

From 28th to 30th May, we'll be at the Women Deliver 2013 conference, working to...

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes International at Women Deliver

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone team on a speedboat
18 Mar 2013 | Clinical outreach

Launching family planning in Sierra Leone’s fishing communities

Our programme in Sierra Leone recently launched its own speedboat (thanks to funding from the EC and DFID) to...

Launching family planning in Sierra Leone’s fishing communities

women at BlueStar launch event in Mali
04 Mar 2013 | Social franchising

Mali programme delivers family planning services in face of armed...

Our team in Mali has had a successful year delivering vital family planning services to women through...

Mali programme delivers family planning services in face of armed conflict

Kayayei women with our outreach team
12 Feb 2013 | HIV / STIs

Thousands of women benefiting from integrated HIV and family...

Our work delivering integrated HIV and family planning services in Ghana - made possible...

Thousands of women benefiting from integrated HIV and family planning services in Ghana

First Lady visits MSZ stand
08 Feb 2013 | Family planning

Zambia commits to raising contraceptive prevalence rate to 59%

The Zambian government has committed to raising the nation's contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) from 33% to...

Zambia commits to raising contraceptive prevalence rate to 59%

Doctor showing an IUD
19 Dec 2012 | Family planning

Making sure we deliver services for those most in need

At Marie Stopes International we have always focused on making sure we are able to measure the impact of our work, and that...

Making sure we deliver services for those most in need

Dana Hovig visits Malawi
06 Dec 2012 | Family planning

Vice President of Malawi praises Banja la Mtsogolo

The Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and Minister of Health, the Right Honourable Khumbo Kachali, has met with...

Vice President of Malawi praises Banja la Mtsogolo

Tanzania clinical outreach launch event
15 Nov 2012 | Clinical outreach

New clinical outreach opportunities in rural Tanzania

New funding from DFID administered by USAID has enabled Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST) to expand our outreach programme from 14...

New clinical outreach opportunities in rural Tanzania

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