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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court removed nearly 50-years of constitutional protection for abortion access. This decision is an attack on the fundamental human rights of women in the U.S, and may drastically restrict reproductive rights globally.
News 2022
Knowledge about the barriers to accessing health care for persons with disabilities and vulnerable groups has increased significantly in recent years. But the availability of data is still a challenge in many countries, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). where this lack of data makes it difficult for government and partners to have clear strategies to facilitate access to health care for persons with disabilities, particularly in sexual and reproductive health and family planning (SRH/FP). To address this gap, Options conducted a study from December 2021-January 2022 to explore the barriers persons with disabilities and vulnerable groups encounter in accessing sexual and reproductive health services, and the context in which SRH/FP services are offered to persons with disabilities. This brief presents a summary of the main findings from this study and appropriate recommendations to different actors working in the SRH/FP sector in DRC.
Publications 2022
In June 2022, Kenya's Ministry of Health, through its Division of Reproductive and Maternal Health, launched 14 guiding policies and strategies to improve the country's quality of maternal and newborn health services. These documents aim to standardise quality of care at the national and subnational level, and provide a roadmap for service providers at all levels to achieve the highest standard of healthcare. Options' Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Kenya (DESIP) programme supported the Ministry of Health to develop and launch four of these documents (the summary briefs can be downloaded on this page): - Kenya familyplanning costed implementation plan 2021 – 2024 - National reproductive health/family planning commodity securtiy strategy 2020/21-2024/25 - Total market approach for family planning national strataegy 2020 -2025 - National Family Planning Standard for Health Care Facilities
Publications 2022
This framework outlines how we approache working with governments, health providers and communities to respond to climate change and build resilient health systems that can bring sustained improvements in population health despite an unstable climate.
News 2022
Climate change is now recognised as the “greatest global health threat facing the world in the 21st century. This framework outlines how we approach working with governments, health providers and communities to respond to this threat, and uilding resilient health systems that can bring sustained improvements in population health despite an unstable climate.
Publications 2022
This political economy analysis (PEA) is focused on mapping the landscape in relation to ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Kenya. This PEA answers questions around: the level and extent of government commitment; the existence and effectiveness of legislation and policies; prevalence rates and diversity (religion, ethnicity, age, type, socio economic factors and triggers); the capacity and resources of civil society as a vehicle to end FGM/C; and the nature and number of end FGM/C interventions in existence. The insights in this detailed PEA will enable the programme to make strategic and evidence-based decisions around where to work, and which interventions should be resourced because they are most likely to work.
Publications 2022
How WISH worked with state actors to improve public investments for family planning in Kano and Jigawa states in Nigeria.
Publications 2022
The Maternal and Newborn Improvement - Quality of Care (MANI-QC) project was a UK Aid funded 3-year project (April 2019 to March 2022) that aimed at improving maternal and neonatal survival in Kenya. This brief highlights the project's achievements and lessons from Kwale, Mombasa, Kericho and Nandi counties
Publications 2022
Publications 2022
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