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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

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

Young women are more vulnerable to HIV. Young women aged 15-24 account for 22% of all new infections worldwide.
01 Dec 2014 | HIV / STIs

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most...

To mark World Aids Day, we speak to Asad, our Link Up project manager in Bangladesh, about the work we...

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most vulnerable

World Contraception Day 2014
26 Sep 2014 | Young people

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

Today is World Contraception Day, a day to break down the taboos surrounding sex and educate young people on the importance of...

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

Young Tanzanians
24 Sep 2014 | Young people

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

Tanzania is at a turning point. With over 50% of the population under the age of 20*, Tanzania is younger than it has ever been and...

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

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

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

Woman from Ethiopia
10 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Women's right to health and wellbeing

On International Women's day, Glenys Kinnock delivered a speech to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on '...

Women's right to health and wellbeing

Marie Stopes workers in Tanzania
13 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for...

Marie Stopes Tanzania is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new song and a call...

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for young people

Sarah Opendi FRESH Campaign Launch
31 Jan 2014 | Young people

A FRESH way of reaching young people

Reaching young people is one of the challenges of our work. The words “family planning” don't always resonate with young people, yet if...

A FRESH way of reaching young people

Young, pregnant woman, Bangladesh
30 Oct 2013 | Young people

UNFPA report focuses on adolescent pregnancy

The UNFPA has launched its 2013 State of the World Population Report, focusing on adolescent pregnancy, its serious impact on girls’...

UNFPA report focuses on adolescent pregnancy

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