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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

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

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

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

Young women in Ghana
07 Jul 2014 | Maternal health

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's...

World Cup fever has had everybody gripped, here in Ghana and across the...

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's another goal still worth fighting for

23 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Supporting survivors of gender-based violence

A new project with Marie Stopes Tanzania and the Tanzanian Police Force, is ensuring survivors of gender-based and sexual violence ...

Supporting survivors of gender-based violence

A client speaks to an Marie Stopes International South Sudan worker about her contraceptive options
16 Jun 2014 | Family planning

Delivering for women in the face of adversity

While the volatile political and security situation in South Sudan continues, our programme there has continued to provide much...

Delivering for women in the face of adversity

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

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