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Marie Stopes UG
Plot No. 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga
PO Box 10431
Kampala
Uganda
(+256) 414 510 516

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In 2016, Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate stood at only 26%, hindering the country’s social and economic development.

More than half of Uganda’s population is under 15 years old. Yet despite nearly universal awareness of contraception, the rate of unplanned pregnancy is high. Around a quarter of adolescent women aged 15-19 are either pregnant or have already given birth to their first child.

How we deliver services in Uganda

Marie Stopes UG is Uganda’s largest and most specialised sexual and reproductive healthcare organisation, providing a wide range of high quality, affordable, client-centered services. For over 30 years, we have provided services to millions of Ugandan women, men and young people.

Currently, Marie Stopes UG provides approximately 60% of all contraception in Uganda, and focuses on reaching the most under-served communities. These communities are predominantly young, living in poverty, and reside in hard-to-reach rural locations and urban slums.

We also support the government of Uganda on the development of policies and guidelines related to family planning and reproductive health services. Through our expertise and research we are able to provide technical assistance to national health strategies, which improve the lives of millions of women and young people in the country.

How we reach our clients

We deliver services through a range of channels, helping us to reach women in different settings.

  • Mobile outreach teams serve clients in remote, rural areas in every region of Uganda.
  • A network of clinics situated in urban areas offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health and family planning services.
  • A network of blue star clinics that pro­vide quality family services to urban and peri-urban communities through subsidized voucher schemes.
  • MSI Ladies. These are qualified midwives and nurses from the local community, who work from home or visit clients in their homes providing high-quality family planning services
  • A public sector strengthening channel through which public health workers are selected, trained and equipped to provide quality family planning services.
  • Social marketing, ensuring that people have the option to buy high-quality, sexual and reproductive healthcare products in a convenient location.
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Our impact in Uganda

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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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Tuesday 27 July 2021

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This week, the UK Government co-hosts the Global Education Summit. However, when millions of girls are forced out of school every year due to unplanned pregnancy, commitments on education are at risk.

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Friday 29 October 2021

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Wednesday 10 March 2021

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

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At MSI Reproductive Choices, we welcome Biden and Harris and call on the US government and partners to ensure Trump's harmful policies don't outlive his presidency, to protect reproductive healthcare.

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