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E4A-MamaYe supports coalitions and CSOs to access and use tools such as political economy analysis to drive their advocacy agendas. Find out how this approach has worked in Kenya and Nigeria.
The UK-aid funded Lafiya programme has been working in Kano and Lagos States, Nigeria to strengthen media engagement to include COVID19 messaging that is appropriate and accessible for vulnerable groups especially women, children and persons with disabilities.
The Generation Equality Forum is a major global gathering for gender equality. Find out more about Options' role as commitment-maker and our work on gender equality.
Blood shortages in #Kenya contribute to the country’s high yet avoidable maternal mortality ratio, with one third of all maternal deaths being caused by bleeding. Find out lessons on how to increase blood collection from Options’ Maternal and Newborn Improvement - Quality of Care (MANI QC) programme in Kwale County.
Helping the Nepal government meet the demands for life saving hospital equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Options’ UK aid-funded Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) has been supporting the Nepal government to rapidly respond and adapt its health system to meet the demands for life saving hospital equipment.
How WISH worked with the Jigawa Contributory Health Management Agency to expand access to family planning among the under-served, Nigeria
In 2016, Options' supported Bungoma County, Kenya to equip a small local blood satellite centre. Five years later, the county announced it's going to build a fully equipped blood centre following our programme's advocacy efforts.
Nigeria’s progress towards universal health care (UHC) has been slow, with its citizens bearing high out-of-pocket health expenditures and inefficient government spending. This blog shares five insights into how the government can address the barriers to UHC.
Option's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme in Northern Nigeria (MNCH2) established and supported community-level facility health committees (FHCs), accountability mechanisms that link community members with health facility staff. This brief summarises the findings of a review of the social return on investments to quantify the social and environmental outcomes FHCs helped achieve into tangible monetary values.
Using quality of institutional care (QuIC) assessments to strengthen emergency obstetric and newborn care services
In Kenya, around 5,000 maternal deaths, nearly 29,000 newborn deaths and over 31,000 stillbirths occur each year because of the poor quality of health care. This brief demonstrates how Options’ Maternal and Newborn Improvement for Quality of Care (MANI-QC) project built the capacity of four Kenyan counties (Kericho, Nandi, Kwale and Mombasa) and service providers to better identify gaps in the quality of emergency obstetric and newborn care and to develop plans to address them through an app-based QuIC approach.