Author Archives: Petra Herrmann

November 14

Preventing Maternal Mortality

Did you know that approximately 3,100 women die each year due to pregnancy related causes in Ghana? One of the goals of Marie Stopes International is to reduce this figure significantly by helping to prevent maternal death in developing countries. During my three months stay with Marie Stopes in Ghana I am working with the […]

September 20

I arrived in Ghana!

And this has been exactly the type of rollercoaster we heard about in the preparation phase for our PULSE journey….On my way to Ghana my luggage got lost and I had to learn to watch out when it comes to money. But I also got to know the incredible welcoming and supportive side of the […]

September 11

In the shoes of a nurse

Well, not exactly the shoes, but I was allowed to try on the clothes of a nurse for a picture during my visit of a Marie Stopes International Centre recently. But let´s start from the beginning: One of my tasks in the Global Marketing Team of Marie Stopes International in London is to develop a […]

July 17

100 million clients!

That´s the incredible number of clients Marie Stopes International has served so far, which was recently celebrated in the London headquarter and its 37 subsidiaries around the world! Marie Stopes International is driven by a vision of a world where every birth is wanted and where women have children by choice, not chance. Therefore they […]

July 10

HOME is where the anchor drops…

…this was written on a card my friends gave to me when I left Hamburg and they were right: I dropped my anchor for the next three months in London and it feels already a bit like a new home to me! There are many things I like my new home for: My new team at […]

June 17

Dream BIG

Now my PULSE adventure is going to start soon and for final preparation the PULSE orientation workshop in London took place two weeks ago! Next to meeting many great people and learning about culture, development and the ADP tools, some discussions kept my special attention like… …we will have an amazing time, a big dream […]