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MS was established in 1988 in Chittagong following a survey by Marie Stopes International (MSI) which highlighted the need for a high quality family planning service in the region. We started our journey with a modest clinic financed by the UK’s then Overseas Development Administration Joint Funding Scheme. This clinic soon became very successful due to its client focus, high quality services and innovative marketing. Within three years, approximately 500 clients were being seen each month, and the clinic was well on the way to financial sustainability.
Following this success, we set up three more clinics in 1990-92 with European Commission co-financing, and in 1994 established an employment based family planning project with further funding from the ODA’s JFS. By 1995, MS had firmly established itself as a high quality service provider and as a result was awarded a large bilateral grant by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This allowed us to establish a head office in Dhaka, invest substantially in developing and expanding our team and significantly expand our service delivery network. Simultaneously, we also extended the range of reproductive health services provided in our clinics, including the management of sexually transmitted infections – an area in which our expertise is ranked very highly in Bangladesh. The DFID project also provided us with the opportunity to work with vulnerable and marginalized groups, and to work in partnership with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to help address the needs of these groups.
Governance of Marie stopes
MS has strong a board of directors comprised of seven members who meet regularly to provide strategic directions and formulate polices for the smooth functioning of MS.
The Managing Director with the supported from Director (Finance and Administration) and four General Managers is responsible for implementing the policies and programmes. see details