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Grace Okeyo on outreach
19 Feb 2015 | Family planning

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to provide contraception to some of the country’s most marginalised populations. But she always has a warm welcome and a smile for every client she meets.

Her passion for helping women to take control of their future keeps her motivated:

“The services that we provide are vital. The cultural belief in rural Kenya is that you should not have contraception until you have had your first child, which can mean being as young as 13 or 14. At this age, the risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth is extremely high and once girls have had a baby they are unable to continue with their education.” 

It’s not easy changing strongly held beliefs but Grace is...

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to provide contraception to some of the country’s most marginalised populations. But she always has a warm welcome and a smile for every client she meets.

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Women in Yemen
03 Feb 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Yemen is a country plagued by instability. The shifting balance of power between political parties, tribes, Al Qaeda and Al...

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Women hear about their contraceptive options in Kenya
21 Jan 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised...

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

Tim Black, Zimbabwe
07 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family...

To mark the birthday of our founder, Tim Black, CBE, who recently passed away, we look back on a recent...

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family planning

Religious leader talking to women about contraception in Uganda
02 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Faith and family planning

In many countries, we work with religious leaders to educate communities on the benefits of modern contraception.

Faith and family planning

Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Creating demand for permanent methods of contraception can be challenging – even more so when it comes to vasectomy. In 2013, Marie Stopes...

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Papua New Guinea men take the lead in family planning
06 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

Increasing male involvement in family planning is particularly challenging in countries where traditional attitudes and...

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

Tanzanian women queuing for contraceptive services in Dar es Salaam
31 Oct 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: Hopes and dreams - it’s time to act

Hope has many faces. It is the face of a woman in Tanzania who has borne seven children and finally, for the first time in her life...

COMMENT: Hopes and dreams - it’s time to act

Clients in  Ethiopia
29 Oct 2014 | Maternal health

Thank you to Venture Strategies Innovation

As Venture Strategies Innovation (VSI) wind down their operations, we'd like to thank them for six years of successful...

Thank you to Venture Strategies Innovation

MSI Myanmar healthworkers
27 Oct 2014 | Maternal health

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based...

A wife beaten by her husband. A young girl raped by a neighbour. A sexual assault case stalled...

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Myanmar

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...

Social franchising in focus

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