Options has worked in Nigeria over the last two decades as a trusted and locally embedded partner to both the national and state governments, with an operational footprint in 18 of the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory. Our regional office is in Abuja.
Drawing on our extensive expertise and local networks, we work with government and partners to improve Nigeria’s health sector performance, with a focus on achieving universal health coverage.
Our focus is on:
- Improving the quality of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).
- Strengthening health systems governance, stewardship and accountability mechanisms to support local advocates to hold government to account on their commitments.
- Collaborating with the government to design context specific, sustainable, health financing solutions that provide financial protection for Nigeria’s citizens, in particular women and girls.
- Accelerating social change by building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements to challenge gender inequality, reduce stigma and enable women and girls to make informed choices about their bodies and future.
- Bringing together stakeholders at all levels of the health system, including governments, civil society, and health service providers, to deliver programmes that improve access to high-quality, well-financed and equitable health services.
We are committed to working with the Nigerian federal government, states and partners to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage through a responsive, holistic, patient-centred approach that supports the country’s efforts to decentralise its social, health systems and transition away from aid. We continue to contribute towards building resilient and equitable health systems, by leveraging transformative innovations at scale, working collaboratively with partners, including the vibrant private sector in Nigeria, and enhancing citizen participation and accountability mechanisms.
Photo credit: MSI Reproductive Choices
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