Marie Stopes Timor-Leste

Providers of quality, comprehensive and affordable sexual and reproductive health services

Operating since 2006, delivering services to the women and men of Timor-Leste

Marie Stopes Timor-Leste specialises in providing sexual and reproductive health information and services. We work in partnership with the Ministry of Health and with support from the Australian Embassy in Timor-Leste.

We provide services through our Family Health Clinic in Dili, outreach teams, mobile tents and national youth hotline - Liña Foin-Sa’e. Our dedicated team offer services to women in some of the most remote communities across Timor-Leste.

Since opening, more than 250,000 clients have visited our service sites in Timor-Leste.

Marie Stopes Timor-Leste is dedicated to ensuring universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health information, and services.

Family planning has well-documented health benefits for mothers, newborns, families and communities. Pregnancies that occur too early or late in a woman’s life, or that are spaced too closely, negatively affect maternal health and increase the risk of a child being born prematurely and/or with a low birth weight.

In Timor-Leste, the average desired family size is one child less than actual family size, and 70% of married women want to delay or limit childbearing. Consequently, one in three married Timorese women has an unmet need for family planning.

The ability to delay and space childbearing is also crucial to women’s social and economic advancement. Women’s ability to obtain and effectively use family planning has a positive impact on their education and workforce participation, as well as on subsequent outcomes related to income, family stability, mental health and happiness, and children’s well-being.

Keeping our clients at the core of everything we do

We promise to offer our clients a warm, comfortable and reassuring experience from the moment they enter our doors.

Our Family Health Clinic provides a wide range of services, delivering excellence in clinical quality and family planning. This includes creating a calm and inviting environment and teams of professional and passionate people, who put our clients first.

We replicate our standards of excellence for clinical quality through everything we do, whether that's our outreach teams, mobile tents,national youth hotline or the products we supply. Wherever you see the Marie Stopes brand, you should always expect the best possible and affordable experience.

It's our promise to provide the best possible and affordable care for every client who walks through our doors.

Quality assurance

Children by choice, not chance

Improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Timor-Leste is at the heart of our mission of Children by choice, not chance.

Access to quality comprehensive family planning services is an essential component in reducing high maternal mortality rates and poverty levels. Marie Stopes Timor-Leste is dedicated to ensuring universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services, and the improvement of health and wellbeing in Timor-Leste.

We work in partnership with the Ministry of Health and with support from the Australia Embassy in Timor-Leste to achieve our vision of 'a world in which every birth is wanted' through the continued improvement of health systems and delivery of services.

100 Million Day: Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client worldwide

The Marie Stopes approach

We are proud to be part of Marie Stopes International (MSI) who are dedicated to providing reproductive health and family planning services to the underserved populations worldwide.

Starting from a single clinic in London, the organisation has grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of high quality, affordable family planning services. MSI's quality clinical standards and best practice services are shared globally, currently across 37 countries, and developed in partnership with in-country quality assurance teams.

Marie Stopes International has been providing women with choice for 40 years, reaching over 100 million clients worldwide. We are proud to be a part of that journey!

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