Our History

The MSI Reproductive Choices global partnership is built on the views of our founders Tim Black CBE, Jean Black and Phil Harvey, who believed that by providing high-quality, client-centred care they could support women to pursue the future of their choice – on their terms.  Since 1976, we have delivered sexual and reproductive healthcare services to over 145 million women. 

We currently see over 28,000 clients daily, and over 32 million women and girls worldwide use a method of contraception provided by us. Last year, our global services prevented 13.4 million unintended pregnancies, 5.6 million unsafe abortions and 35,000 maternal deaths. But our work is far from over.   

Since 2004, the support office for the Pacific Asia region, based in Melbourne, was known as Marie Stopes International Australia, and has been providing vital sexual and reproductive healthcare to this region.

In 2021, we changed our name to MSI Asia Pacific – a new name to represent the region where we work and in line with MSI Reproductive Choices global partnership.

Donors and Partners

We work closely with existing private healthcare providers, governments, other aid agencies, academic institutions and NGOs. Together we deliver services, strengthen national health systems, provide training, improve health policies, and share expertise. All of this is essential for building sustainable services that will help people to safely manage their health, their families and their futures.

We’d like to thank those who support our work around the world. Whether that’s through gifts, grants, funding or technical assistance, your generous support helps us serve millions of people across the globe. Below is a small selection of our key development partners. Our projects and programs are supported by the Australian Government through DFAT, the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and the PNGAus Partnership.

Privacy and transparency

Should you have any privacy concerns, please contact us or visit the privacy page on this website.

MSI Asia Pacific and its entities seek to be guided by a principle of transparency in communication when engaging with stakeholders and the community at large. MSI Asia Pacific will use its best endeavours to disclose information to meet its transparency requirements.

Child safeguarding

All children have the right to protection from abuse and exploitation. At MSI Asia Pacific, we will not tolerate any child abuse or exploitation. Our Child Safeguarding Policy outlines the set of standards to which all MSI People will be held.

Should you have any child safeguarding concerns, please contact us or read our Child Safeguarding Policy

Accreditation

Accredited by DFAT and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, MSI Asia Pacific adheres to the ethical and operational principles stipulated by these two bodies. You can read MSI’s Code of Conduct here.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

MSI Asia Pacific has been granted full accreditation from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and is eligible for funding under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). 

The accreditation process aims to provide the Department and the Australian public with confidence that the Australian Government is funding professional, well managed, community- based organisations that are capable of delivering quality development outcomes.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Council for International Development

Australian Council for International Development

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) unites Australia’s non-government aid and international development organisations to strengthen their collective impact against poverty. 

The ACFID Code of Conduct, to which members are bound, aims to improve the outcomes of international aid and development efforts, and to increase trust in the sector by enhancing the transparency and accountability of signatory organisations. 

MSI Asia Pacific is a certified member of ACFID.

Policies

MSIA Board Constitution

MSIA Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct

MSIA Child Safeguarding Policy

MSIA Complaints Policy

MSIA Conflict of Interest Policy

MSIA Development Policy

MSIA Safeguarding and PSEAH Policy

MSIA Code of Conduct

MSI Privacy Policy

Annual Reports

MSIA Annual Report 2020

MSIA Annual Report 2019

MSIA Annual Report 2018

MSIA Annual Report 2017

MSIA Annual Report 2016

MSIA Annual Report 2015

MSIA Annual Report 2014

MSIA Annual Report 2013

MSIA Annual Report 2012

MSIA Annual Report 2011