Family Planning Provides Backbone for Healthcare Delivery in a Crisis

News Deeply features MSI's work in Nepal

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News Deeply, a publication highlighting news focused on women and girls in the developing world, recently featured an op-ed by MSI-US Policy Manager Aileen Gleizer.

In the piece, Aileen argues that women and girls are at greater risk of sexual assault following major crises, such as the 2015 Nepal earthquake, so access to contraceptive care becomes more important than ever. Remote communities already have limited access to health services and are disproportionately impacted following a natural disaster. She adds that MSI and other partners were able to deliver emergency care and family planning where there wasn’t an existing infrastructure or network in Nepal.

Click here to read the piece.

 

Our Global Impact Last Year

32million

women using a MSI
method of contraception

13million

unintended pregnancies
prevented

6.5million

unsafe abortions prevented

34,600

pregnancy-related deaths prevented