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The DESIP team has worked with the County Departments of Health across 19 counties in Kenya to develop family planning fact sheets which present the latest evidence on reproductive health indicators, family planning uptake and financing gap within each county. The aim of the fact sheets, which will be updated annually, is to present a concise snapshot of the current family planning situation in the county and the benefits that the county government can reap by increasing their investment. Below are examples of the fact sheets developed for the five learning lab counties.
As part of our support to strengthen government ownership at the county level in Kenya, Options has developed a series of policy briefs that make the case for investing in family planning, setting out why it is a ‘best-buy’ for county governments. Each brief presents the evidence of why investing in family planning will lead to health benefits, in terms of estimated maternal and child lives saved, and socio economic gains through the demographic dividend. Policy and programme recommendations are made to relevant stakeholders in each of the learning lab counties.
Disrupted health systems and fragile supply chains mean women can’t access the vital sexual and reproductive health services that they need. COVID-19 has exacerbated existing underlying issues. We reflect on how some of these challenges can be addressed.
To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C), Options' Support to the Africa Led Movement programme hosted a panel discussion with frontline activists on the impact of COVID-19 on FGM/C.
Introducing a tool to facilitate adaptive programming.
After decades of record investments in global health in lower income countries, donors have started to look for exit strategies. These three lessons can support governments to become self-sufficient in financing their health goals.
As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse the gains some countries have made towards achieving universal health care (UHC), this blog looks at what countries like Nigeria can do to get closer to providing health care for all.
The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of pregnant women develop potentially life threatening pregnancy-related complications. Early detection is key. Find out how our mentorship programme in Kenya strengthens health care workers' skills to do that.
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