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Ending FGM: paying tribute to a powerful female leader
On this year’s International Day of the Girl, I want to pay tribute to a very special woman who is dedicated to helping the next generation of girls to have better lives and more opportunities.
Friday, 11 Oct 2019
Healthcare for all: history in the making, but will it be delivered?
The UN General Assembly was historic because it heralded the first ever UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. But can it really deliver for those living at the last mile? Find out in this blog by Jo Elms.
Friday, 4 Oct 2019
ICPD25: the time for action
The countdown is on for The Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). This year marks 25 years since the first summit in 1994, held in Cairo.
Friday, 26 Jul 2019
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Assessing health systems’ capacity to deliver quality services
Thursday, 5 Sep 2019
Building stronger health systems has been one of the biggest strengths for Options’ work globally. Our work in Bungoma, Kenya provided us with many useful lessons and...
Working in Partnership
Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019
As we seek to ensure our programmes deliver global impact, partnerships remain an integral part of our work.
Power, Progress, Change: Our key takeaways from Women Deliver 2019
Friday, 21 Jun 2019
Options was thrilled to participate in the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada this year. For one week, 8,000+ global delegates gathered for an engaging week...
New DFID contract award
Thursday, 6 Jun 2019
We are delighted to share that we have been awarded Prime contracts through DFID’s new International Multi-Disciplinary Programme (IMDP) Framework.
Shifting the conversation on Sexual & Reproductive Health &...
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
The sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls is often a key topic for discussion on the global health agenda. However, this isn’t just an...
Join us at Women Deliver 2019!
Friday, 24 May 2019
We can't wait to be at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 3-6. It’s the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health...
Calls for renewed support as end FGM campaign reaches a tipping point
Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
As The Girl Generation prepares to take its next steps in the campaign to end FGM, some of its youth activists came to London to discuss how greater support could enable...
Accessible evidence leads to better decisions for health in Nepal
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
Interactive online dashboards have made evidence accessible and easy to understand for decision-makers in Nepal. This has led to equity gaps in health being addressed,...
Building on the Universal Health Coverage movement across Africa
Thursday, 14 Mar 2019
The Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) held in Kigali from the 5-7 March 2019 brought together diverse stakeholders who zealously engaged in...
Gender equality takes centre stage
Thursday, 7 Mar 2019
One of the key priorities for Options’ work is to reduce unequal relations between women and men. Key inequalities often relate to decision-making, for example a wife...
Improving hospitals’ response to survivors of gender-based violence
Wednesday, 6 Mar 2019
The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Clinical Protocol in Nepal has proven crucial to improving the response of health services to survivors of gender-based violence.
E4A-MamaYe launches blood donation campaign to save mothers'...
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
In 2016, one of every two maternal deaths that occurred in Bungoma County, Kenya, were caused by blood loss. E4A-MamaYe has launched a campaign, #DamuniUhai, calling for...
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