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Contact our Ethiopia support office to talk about our work.

Marie Stopes Ethiopia
Kirkos Sub City, Woreda 02, House No.174
P.O. Box 5775
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
(+251) 11 550 9251

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Marie Stopes Ethiopia

We have been working in Ethiopia for 25 years, delivering family planning and reproductive health services to millions of low income and under-served women and men across the country.

We work closely with the Government of Ethiopia and other partners to help reduce maternal mortality rates by increasing access to quality sexual and reproductive health services.

Marie Stopes Ethiopia provides long-acting and permanent methods through 10 mobile outreach teams that target hard to reach areas in the country.

What we do in Ethiopia

We provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services through a network of centres, more than 500 socially franchised private clinics, and outreach. Our outreach teams target hard to reach clients in the three most populated regions of Ethiopia. Services are provided at over 200 sites, are fully subsidised and offered free to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

The services we provide across Ethiopia include general medical consultation, short, long-acting and permanent methods of contraception, family planning counselling, pre- and post-natal care, child health checks, free condom provision, voluntary testing and counselling on HIV, and STI screening and treatment.

In 2015, our team in Ethiopia delivered family planning, safe abortion and maternal health services to approximately 912,000 clients through centres, and reached the same number of clients through the social franchise network, BlueStar.

In addition to this, Marie Stopes Ethiopia operates a helpline that receives more than 6,000 phone calls per month, around 80% of which are young people aged 20-29 years old. They call seeking advice on contraception, safe abortion and other topics surrounding their sexual health.  

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Advertised as a family planning success story and model for other African countries, Marie Stopes Ethiopia, the Government of Ethiopia and other partners have dramatically increased the country’s contraceptive prevalence rate through co-ordinated and sustained efforts over several decades.

Marie Stopes Ethiopia is one of the Government's key partners in attaining its healthcare goals. Active in the country for almost 25 years, our clinical leadership in family planning and geographic footprint across the country have helped to increase support for, and access to, contraceptive methods in both the public and private sectors.

Our impact in Ethiopia

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Thursday 06 August 2015

MSI expertise critical to ending maternal deaths

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Wednesday 24 June 2015

Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client

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Wednesday 01 July 2015

MSI joins Financing for Development Conference

Key players in funding for development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Financing for Development.

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Wednesday 01 July 2015

UK Minister sees impact of family planning

Last week, our team in Malawi welcomed the UK’s Minister of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps, to a Banja la Mtsogolo (BLM) centre in Lilongwe.

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Friday 01 July 2016

Reconfirming our FP2020 pledge

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Friday 30 October 2015

Marie Stopes International at ICFP

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Monday 23 January 2017

Re-enactment of the Mexico City Policy

Marie Stopes International warns that women in developing countries will pay the price for the Mexico City Policy with thousands more maternal deaths every year.

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Monday 05 October 2015

Ratnapura clinic in Sri Lanka re-opens

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Monday 31 October 2016

Marie Stopes International celebrates 40 years

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Friday 20 November 2015

UK Parliamentarians visit Sri Lanka clinic

This month the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Population, Development and Reproductive Health visited our programme in Sri Lanka, Population Services Lanka (PSL).

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Friday 25 September 2015

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Friday 25 September 2015

World Contraception Day 2015

As we prepare to mark World Contraception Day on 26 September 2015, we’re urging action to ensure young people know their contraceptive options.

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Friday 20 November 2015

COMMENT: What does it mean to tell a story?

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Thursday 10 December 2015

MSI appoints new VP for International Operations

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Marjorie Newman Williams to the organisation’s Executive Team.

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Wednesday 05 April 2017

Media statement on US withdrawing funding to UNFPA

The United States has announced it is withdrawing funding, totalling more than $30 million, for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Friday 19 June 2015

Appointment of Megan Elliott

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and Development.

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Thursday 20 August 2015

MSI Senegal hosts African and European MPs

Marie Stopes International Senegal demonstrated its impact to a delegation of African and European Members of Parliament this week.

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Tuesday 21 February 2017

She Decides: A glimmer of hope for women and girls

In response to Mexico City Policy the Dutch government launches She Decides, a global fund designed to minimise the loss of USAID funding on reproductive health initiatives in developing countries.

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Friday 03 March 2017

Governments step up for reproductive rights

Governments and philanthropists pledged €181 million for family planning at the She Decides conference, following the US administration’s decision to re-impose the Mexico City Policy.

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Tuesday 08 March 2016

What happens when women can't access contraception

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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Marie Stopes Ladies praised during visit to Niger

At the end of April 2015, our programmes in Senegal and Niger hosted visits from donors and other key stakeholders of the Ouagadougou Partnership.

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Thursday 23 February 2017

Pop-up clinics in India

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Monday 12 September 2016

Mary Kaifineh

I became a nurse because I strongly believe that it is one of the most significant ways of serving humanity.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Chum Dam – vasectomy client

It's time for me to take responsibility.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Lizzie Banda – Marie Stopes Zambia nurse

I have to work, for the people. That’s why I chose this career. I’m proud to work for my Zambian people.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Scola Daffi Akonaay – outreach client

I didn’t know about the clinic before today. I came here for my baby to be vaccinated and saw that they were offering family planning services.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Jane Vika Alfayo – young client

I didn’t want to give birth. I just felt like I wanted to abort my pregnancy, as I was in school, I was young, and I didn’t know how to take care of a baby.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Naomi Mwansa – young client

I was scared to go to prison. I was worried about the number of years I would spend there. I was really scared.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Dina Appiah

Without Marie Stopes I don’t know where I would be, maybe I’d be dead.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Gifty Danwah – Market porter and client

I hadn’t used contraception before Marie Stopes. I said to myself this will change my life, and it has.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Paulina Marko Dahai – outreach client

My daughters must study. Education is the most important thing. I want them to go further than I did – this is my dream.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Philomena – young client

I want to learn how to sew clothes so I can make money and take care of my children. Having the implant will give me time to learn.

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Friday 20 January 2017

Kudzai’s story

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