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Marie Stopes International (MSI), a not-for-profit sexual and reproductive health organization, is committed to the vision of "children by choice-not chance." MSI strives to realize a world with universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, where women and couples can freely exercise their right to decide whether and when to have children. To reach this goal, MSI uses modern business methods to deliver high quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. Founded in 1976, Marie Stopes International has evolved from the first-ever family planning clinic in the UK, opened by Marie Stopes in 1921, to ...
Sep 15, 2014

Thank you for your invaluable support!

We greatly appreciate your invaluable support to Marie Stopes International’s (MSI) project, Sierra Leonean Youth as Family Planning Peer Educators.  Through this project, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone (MSSL) has trained and supported youth educators to inform their peers about reproductive health services that are available and where to access them. 

Unfortunately, due to the devastating impact of the current Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, the Marie Stopes Sierra Leone team must postpone further implementation of this project.

Alternatively, we hope that you will consider supporting Marie Stopes International (MSI)’s programming in 37 countries around the world directly through our website at: http://www.mariestopes-us.org/donate   Every dollar donated will provide tremendous impact to ensure that women and men gain access to the contraceptive choices they need.

We greatly appreciate your support of MSI, which enables us to further our mission of children by choice, not chance.

Jul 7, 2014

Thank you for your invaluable support!

We greatly appreciate your invaluable support to the project: Sierra Leonean Youth as Family Planning Peer Educators.

This innovative project is still in the beginning stages of development.  However, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone (MSSL) looks forward to training and supporting 60 youth peer educators to inform their peers about reproductive health and where to access services.

Teenage pregnancy is a serious issue in Sierra Leone, with 1 in every 2.5 teenage girls having a child before they reach the age of 20.  Through this project, MSSL seeks to address the stigma, social, and structural barriers that prevent youth from seeking information and services.

We look forward to providing you with additional project updates as the youth peer educators are identified and trained to provide sexual and reproductive health education.

Thank you again for helping youth in Sierra Leone receive lifesaving information and access to family planning services!

Apr 11, 2014

Thank you for your support!

Family Planning Educational Session
Family Planning Educational Session

We greatly appreciate your invaluable support for the successful project, Train Afghan Women to Champion Reproductive Health

Please note that we will be deactivating the project from the Global Giving site, as this Phase of the project is complete.  Fortunately, we have received additional support from the Conservation, Food & Health Foundation and other donors to implement the next stage of the project.

We are excited to inform you that we are currently seeking support for a new project to be implemented in Sierra Leone: Sierra Leonean Youth as Family Planning Peer Educators.  Please consider supporting this invaluable and innovative project.

Through this project, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone (MSSL) will train and support 60 youth peer educators to inform their peers about reproductive health and where to access services.  MSSL seeks to support young people to speak with other youth about family planning and sexually transmitted infections to break down myths, provide accurate information in a confidential way, and show youth where they can access youth-friendly, non-judgmental services should they want them.

You can now support this project by visiting this link on the Global Giving website: https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/project-edit/edit-page-1.html?project.projId=16844

We greatly appreciate your continued support of Marie Stopes International, which enables us to further our mission of children by choice, not chance.

Project Report: Train Afghan Women to Champion Reproductive Health

Through invaluable support from GlobalGiving donors and the Conservation, Food & Health Foundation, between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, we recruited and trained additional Mullahs’ Wives , increasing our team to a total number of 22 Health Education Champions (HECs).

Between October 1 and December 31, 2013, HECs provided 970 women in Herat Province with essential information on reproductive health including messages on family planning, birth spacing, and the value of breast feeding.  As a result, 362 new clients visited our clinics to receive a range of essential health services including family planning counselling and services, ante natal care, post natal care, STI testing, and health care for children under five years of age.

In the same period, HECs reached 1,334 women in Balkh Province with lifesaving reproductive health messages and as a result, 472 new clients were referred to MSIA clinics. 

This project has successfully demonstrated that working with religious leaders and their wives, who are highly respected and influential within the community, is one of the most effective ways to influence the community and establish  safe referral mechanisms to access life-saving SRH services.

Thank you again for helping women in Afghanistan receive vital information and access to family planning services!