Who we are

Providing services across Sierra Leone since 1986

About Marie Stopes Sierra Leone

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone started providing services in 1986 and is one of the oldest programmes in the Marie Stopes International partnership.

We have a long and proud history in the country and are known locally as “de mammy fo welbodi” or “the mother of health”. The programme continued to work through both the decade long civil war (the only NGO to do so) and the 2015 Ebola outbreak.

We have a long and proud history in Sierra Leone, and are known locally as “de mammy fo welbodi” or “the mother of health”.

Our challenges

The country continues to face many challenges: life expectancy is just 45 and the country has one of the world’s highest rates of maternal mortality.

We one of the largest family planning organisation in the country, with teams working in every one of the country’s 14 districts and providing more than half of all contraception.

Despite all of the progress in the country, just 21% of women aged 15-49 are using a method of modern contraception.

We keep working to ensure that all women and couples, particularly the poorest and hardest to reach, can access the full range of affordable modern contraceptive services to enable them choose the most appropriate method to meet their needs.

We provide short-term, long-term and permanent methods of contraception, as well as maternal and child health services, testing and treatment of STIs and laboratory services.

309,632

Using Marie Stopes contraception in Sierra Leone during 2016.

101,220

Unintended pregnancies prevented in Sierra Leone during 2016.

59,510

Unsafe abortions prevented in Sierra Leone during 2016.

How we deliver our services

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone operates in every single region of the country, delivering services to the most under-served areas of Sierra Leone through our various service delivery methods.

Marie Stopes Centres

We currently operate 9 reproductive health centres in Sierra Leone.

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Mobile Clinical Outreach

We operate 15 mobile outreach teams servicing hard to reach communities in Sierra Leone.

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Social marketing

Nationwide social marketing of products (Misoclear and Mediprist).

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Marie Stopes Contact Centre

Nationwide Contact Center (3535) with toll free line for all Orange and Africell users in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Learn more about us

Meet some of the key members of our team and learn about our impact across Sierra Leone.

People

Find out about our leadership team at Marie Stopes Sierra Leone.

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Global leadership team

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone forms part of Marie Stopes International. Meet a few of our wider team.

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Our partners

We collaborate closely with numerous partners to maximise our impact across Sierra Leone.

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Our impact

Find out some of the highlights from our latest impact report.

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