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Despite progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, around 5,000 women and 28,000 newborns worldwide die each year from preventable causes. In countries like Kenya, sub-standard care has been identified as a key driver of 90% of maternal deaths. This brief describes an emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) mentorship programme implemented by our Maternal and Newborn Improvement Quality of Care (MANI-QC) project and how it has improved the quality of care for mothers and babies.
Publications 2021
Drawing from our experience in Zimbabwe, Nepal, India, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, we joined forces with members of the World Health Organisation’s MPDSR technical working group to identify lessons from several countries across Africa and South Asia on how governments adapted their MPDSR systems during COVID-19. These findings were summarised in a poster submission to the FIGO2021 World Congress - the most important global academic event in the specialties of gynaecology and obstetrics. Changes that were made to how MPDSRs functioned allowed clinicians to continue gathering information about maternal and perinatal deaths that informed improvements to the quality of care that pregnant women and babies receive. They also ensure continued access to maternity care. The poster also describes how MPDSRs contribute valuable evidence to track how maternal and perinatal mortality was impacted by COVID-19.
Publications 2021
Find out what lessons have emerged about how governments have adapted their MPDSR systems during COVID-19 to ensure access to and quality of maternity care during the pandemic.
News 2021
From quality of care and universal health coverage to future pandemic preparedness, find out how Options is participating in the FIGO World Congress - the most important global academic event in the specialties of gynaecology and obstetrics.
News 2021
Our innovation to use drones to fly live-saving medicines and vaccines over mountains to the hardest to reach communities in Nepal was chosen among 110 applications to become one of twelve Frontier Tech Pioneers.
News 2021
Find out how Options is supporting countries and communities to respond to COVID-19, to protect essential health services for women and girls, and to promote an inclusive pandemic response.
Publications 2021
Find out how Options is supporting countries and communities to respond to COVID-19, to protect essential health services for women and girls, and to promote an inclusive pandemic response.
Publications 2021
Options is supporting countries and communities to respond to COVID-19, to protect essential health services for women and girls, and to promote an inclusive pandemic response.
News 2021
Gender equality is a universal human right. It is foundational to our vision of a world where everyone can access high-quality health services, no matter where they live and without financial burden.
News 2021
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We lead work on sustainable use of renewable energy in health, shock resilient & climate sensitive infrastructure, & reducing the health system’s direct carbon footprint to build a greener future.
News 2021

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