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Contact our Niger support office to talk about our work.

Marie Stopes Niger
Quartier Plateau
Boulevard Mali Bero
Rue Issa Berie
IB65-Niamey
BP 12312
Niger
+227 20 72 37 48

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+227 91 72 08 83

Marie Stopes Niger

Established in 2014, Niger is one of our newest country programmes, and one that could have huge impact in a country that is projected to be the second most populous nation in West Africa by 2050.

Niger is facing daunting challenges as one of the poorest countries in the world. Having one of the highest maternal mortality rates and the highest fertility rate in the region, the fast growing population is increasingly young, with 50% being under the age of 15.

Within its population of 17.8 million people, the percentage of women using contraception is extremely low. Only 12.2% of women of reproductive age uses a modern method and figures for married women of reproductive age are even lower. Only 0.5% use long term or permanent methods, and condom use is close to non-existent.

The fast growing population of Niger is increasingly young, with 50% being under the age of 15.

What we do in Niger

At the request of the Nigerian Ministry of Health, we began assessment visits to Niger in 2013. From July 2014 we began delivering contraceptive services through mobile outreach teams and Marie Stopes Ladies, allowing us to reach rural communities surrounding the city of Niamey.

Our first centre opened for services in July 2016 in Niamey, and we are looking to increase the capacity of Marie Stopes Niger to drive the success of our centre.

The government of Niger developed a National Action Plan for Family Planning in 2013 that sets ambitious goals of increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate in the country to 50%. Marie Stopes Niger is working closely with the government to achieve this goal, by working to increase demand and improving access to family planning services.

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Our impact in Niger

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MSI’s commitments to the next decade of progress

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MSI is now a participant of the UN Global Compact

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Marie Stopes International announces new name as it launches a new strategy

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Thursday 25 November 2021

A gendered crisis – supporting survivors with reproductive health and rights

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Event: How can we partner to leave no one behind?

Join MSI alongside the Ministry of Health Sierra Leone, the UK's FCDO, International Rescue Committee, and Zambia Disability HIV/AIDS programme to discuss how we can partner to leave no one behind.

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MSI Reproductive Choice's vision for the next 10 years is bold: by 2030, no abortion will be unsafe and every individual who wants access to contraception will have it. 

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