We take services closest to the client
Marie Stopes Nepal started out providing services predominantly from static centers within towns and cities. But as the years have gone by, we have expanded our delivery model so that we now offer our services in lots of different places and ways. Outreach team, popularly known as MERI DIDI scale up our services across wide geographical regions and in the rural communities.
We have six outreach teams taking our services out into some of the Nepal's most hard to reach communities. The working districts are Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Ilam, Parsa, Nawalparasi and Kapilvastu. These teams travel out to remote rural communities by foot or in vehicles, usually from public health facilities within rural areas. Our outreach team is led by trained and skilled nurses reaching out to clients in rural and surrounding areas.
Our Meri didi team provides contraception services and aim, in particular, to reach people who would benefit from access to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC). If clients need services that can't be provided by outreach teams, such as safe abortion care, we refer them back to one of our nearest centers.
Outreach is a crucial element of our delivery model, as it gives us a way to reach out to many more people who need our services, particularly young and very poor clients, and those who've never used contraception before-all key target groups for us in terms of increasing our impact.