Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International

Charity information

Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International delivers quality family planning and reproductive health care to millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    MSI’s vision is a world where every birth is wanted. Its mission is Children by Choice not Chance.

    We are people centred and continuously seek to improve our work, expanding our reach into new territories in order to reach the most underserved populations. A network of clinics form the backbone of our service delivery infrastructure. This is complemented by mobile clinical outreach teams and other service delivery channels including social franchising, community based distribution and social marketing.

    In 2010 alone, MSI services delivered across 40 countries and provided seven million couples with high quality health services - including family planning, safe abortion and post abortion care, safe delivery and obstetrics, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS prevention.

    The services delivered by MSI in 2010 will avert the following:

    4. 8 million unintended pregnancies
    13,600 maternal deaths
    1. 3 million unsafe abortions

  • Aims

    Marie Stopes International aims to:

    • Revolutionise sexual and reproductive health service delivery by providing global technical leadership in family planning and safe abortion
    • Eliminate barriers to sexual and reproductive health supplies and services through programming and advocacy at all levels
    • Serve the underserved such as rural communities and displaced populations, rather than merely fighting for a larger share of the existing contraceptive market
    • Eradicate unsafe abortion by rapidly expanding access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion
    • Strengthen health systems through partnerships with governments and the non-state sector, to help them do more and do better
  • Overview

    Established: March 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 265543

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 8000

    Part time staff: 1000

    Volunteers: 4000

    Phone number: 02076366200

    Address: 1 Conway Street Fitzroy Square London W1T 6LP

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