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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 countries 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....

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

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Did you know that every year nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place around the world? That's 22 million times that...

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

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

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