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Contact our Bangladesh support office to talk about our work.

Marie Stopes Bangladesh
House # 6/2, block F
Kazi Nazrul Islam Road
Lalmatia Housing Estate
Dhaka 1027
Bangladesh
+880 0258 152 538

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Looking for services in Bangladesh? Use the contacts below or visit our Bangladesh website.

+880 01730 450 678 / +880 01755 578 215 / +880 01762 686 866
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Marie Stopes Bangladesh

Established in 1988, our programme in Bangladesh provides a range of sexual and reproductive health services across the country.

Our client-centred approach and high standards of clinical quality have led to Marie Stopes Bangladesh becoming one of the most popular providers of sexual and reproductive health services in the country. Marie Stopes Bangladesh provides services to around two million clients a year and is a major partner of the Government of Bangladesh in the National Family Planning Programme.

Committed to bringing our services to the most under-served communities in Bangladesh, we continue to expand into hard-to-reach regions throughout the country.

40% of urban populations in Bangladesh do not have access to comprehensive healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health services.

How we deliver services in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh we deliver our services through approximately 600 service delivery outlets, including 141 static centresoutreach teams accessing hard-to-reach and under-served communities, public sector strengthening, and social marketing channels all over 64 districts of Bangladesh.

The majority of our work specifically targets the poor, young people, factory workers, and vulnerable groups including slum dwellers, homeless people, drug users, sex workers, and transgender people.

Our services are in great demand – there is an unmet need for contraception across the country, and there are 176 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. We are constantly innovating to address this need, for example by operating healthcare voucher schemes that bring affordable services to those in poverty.

Marie Stopes Bangladesh key objectives are to:

  • Exceed the expectations of their clients and partners for quality, cost-effective sexual and reproductive and primary healthcare services.

  • Provide services for safe pregnancy outcomes, risk of unwanted pregnancies and other threats to the reproductive health of women.

  • Reach out to vulnerable groups and those living in extreme poverty through participatory behaviour change communication and outreach services.

  • Catalyse service delivery in other organisations through experience sharing and capacity building, to improve wider access, quality, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the healthcare system.

  • Build effective partnerships with NGOs, the Government of Bangladesh, and civil society bodies for sexual and reproductive health services and rights.

  • Ensure our operations in Bangladesh are sustainable by generating user fees, third party financing, cross-subsidisation, high calibre teams and effective programme management.
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Services offered by Marie Stopes Bangladesh

Marie Stopes Bangladesh is working tirelessly to address the lack of access to primary healthcare and sexual and reproductive health services, that many Bangladeshis still experience.

The services they offer include:

  • Family planning: Marie Stopes Bangladesh provides a wide range of contraceptive methods, including short term, long acting and permanent methods. The quality of services is assessed and maintained using a protocol developed by the Directorate General of Family Planning, Government of Bangladesh.

  • Safe motherhood services: Ante-natal and post-natal services are provided in all the centres that include checkups, immunisation and appropriate referrals. Delivery services (normal and caesarean) are provided in the maternity clinics located in the big cities.

  • Menstrual regulation and post-abortion care: These services are provided in all 141 centres spread all over the country.

  • Management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs): This service constitutes 4% of Marie Stopes Bangladesh's total service mix.

  • Child health: This is provided in all 141 static centres, and includes immunisation and limited curative care.

  • Expanded programme on immunisation: This is provided in all 141 static centres and the vaccines are received from the Government of Bangladesh.

  • Limited general health: This is provided in all 141 static centres, and includes treatment for fevers, coughs, pneumonia, nutrition, and skin diseases.

  • Supportive pathology: Limited pathological investigations are carried out to support ante and post-natal services such as routine urine and blood tests. It is something we offer in all our centres.
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Our impact in Bangladesh

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USING MSI CONTRACEPTION in 2017
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UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES PREVENTED IN 2017
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UNSAFE ABORTIONS PREVENTED IN 2017

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