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Marie Stopes Madagascar
IIP Lot 136a Avaradoha
Antananarivo 101
+261 020 22 403 04 / 020 22 416 24

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Marie Stopes Madagascar

In Madagascar, despite slow economic growth, the population is growing rapidly by about 600,000 people each year.

Madagascar’s population is projected to nearly double by 2050. While the total fertility rate is steadily declining, the average remains at 4.8 births per woman. This is largely due to Madagascar's high unmet need for contraception.

According to a Demographic Health Survey from 2009, 19% of married women of reproductive age wanted to space or limit their births but were not using any form of contraception. Although this level has since improved, the overall level of contraceptive use needs additional attention and investment, particularly as the population continues to grow.

Since 1992, Marie Stopes Madagascar has been working with national government and non-governmental partners to provide a full range of sexual and reproductive health services including contraception, maternal health, post-abortion care, and screening for sexually transmitted infections and HIV.


Madagascar’s population is projected to nearly double by 2050.

How we deliver services in Madagascar

Our team in Madagascar currently delivers services through centres and public health centres, mobile outreach, a large network of private BlueStar doctors, and over 100 Marie Stopes Ladies.

Our outreach teams - consisting of a doctor, nurse, co-ordinator, and driver - travel through rural and hard-to-reach parts of the country offering long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods. In addition to the short-acting methods available at community and primary health centres, these outreach teams ensure that people have access to the full range of voluntary contraceptive information and services.

In 2012, Marie Stopes Madagascar began using light-weight inflatable tents that are easy to transport and quick to assemble for use in hard-to-reach areas. The tents enable outreach teams to serve rural areas where a suitable building is not always available. The washable tents have three rooms that can be used for counselling, procedures, and recuperation, and are an innovative way to ensure that high-quality contraceptive services can be offered even in the most remote locations.


Our impact in Madagascar

users of MSI contraception in 2019
Unintended pregnancies prevented in 2019
maternal deaths averted in 2019

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