About Us

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone has been providing post-abortion care, family planning, HIV/STI testing and maternal 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 for 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 and through the COVID19 pandemic.


How we deliver our services

We operate in every single region of the country, delivering services to the most under-served areas.

Marie Stopes Centres

If you need a service, come to one of our 9 reproductive health centres.

Mobile Clinical Outreach

Our 15 mobile outreach teams serve hard to reach communities in Sierra Leone.

Social marketing

Nationwide social marketing of products (Misoclear and Mediprist).

Marie Stopes Contact Centre

Nationwide Contact Center 3535

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 are one of the largest family planning organizations in the country, with teams working in every one of the country’s 16 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.


Number of CYPs generated from services delivered in Sierra Leone during 2018.


Unintended pregnancies prevented in Sierra Leone during 2018.


Unsafe abortions prevented in Sierra Leone during 2018.

Our impact

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

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Our partners

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

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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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