How we work
Marie Stopes International operates as a social business, meaning we use business approaches to deliver social outcomes. But we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. Rather, we work hard to understand our clients and their unique challenges, tailoring our services and solutions accordingly.
We fund our programs in innovative ways, with a combination of individual and organisational donations, grants and public health financing, as well as with income generated in country. Every dollar counts. We are developing sustainable and scalable business models for the future, so we can serve women with high quality, affordable and accessible services for as long as they need us.
Each day around 30,000 women and men access one of our 600 clinics located across 37 countries worldwide.
Offering a range of services including family planning, safe abortion (where legal) and general reproductive health services, these clinics set the standard for care in each country where we work.
We put a lot of thought into their location, design and the way they are run. Above all, we want to be sure that the women who visit our clinics feel at ease from the moment they walk through our blue door.
Our clinics are conveniently located in places that are safe, easy to find and well served by public transport. Importantly, we ensure they are open at times that work best for people living locally.
Once a client steps inside, the atmosphere of a clinic has as much of an impact on them as our high clinical standards. Creating warm, welcoming environments also leads to quicker recovery times. So we try to ‘de-medicalize’ our clinics as much as we can.