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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...
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 Nepal
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' lives
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 Kenya
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...
Financing Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria
Friday, 15 Feb 2019 Nigeria
Nigeria has launched its 2nd National Strategic Health Development Plan, alongside the long-awaited Basic Health Care Provision Fund. These strategies have the potential...
The Girl Generation
Monday, 4 Feb 2019
By Faith Mwangi-Powell, Global Director, The Girl Generation The Girl Generation is the largest-ever global collective of organisations working to end FGM and this...
Simple intervention leads to increased quality of care in hospitals, Tanzania
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 Tanzania
Options has been working to improve quality standards in 28 hospitals in Tanzania. In 2016, just two of these hospitals met the minimum standard. By 2018, all facilities...
Giving young people a voice on adolescent health in Bungoma County Kenya
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019 Kenya
There are 200 million young people living in sub-Saharan Africa, yet older generations are still the decision-makers on issues like adolescent healthcare. E4A-MamaYe has...
Innovations to increase access to quality maternal health care Kenya
Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 Kenya
The Maternal and Newborn Improvement (MANI) project started in 2015 to expand access to quality care in Bungoma County, Kenya. As the programme ends, we look at some of...
Making steps towards Universal Health Coverage
Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018
Universal Health Coverage Day is an opportunity for us to unite with others to call for stronger, more equitable health systems so that everyone can access high-quality...
Supporting Nepal to achieve Universal Health Coverage
Monday, 10 Dec 2018 Nepal
As Nepal transitions towards federalism, health sector policies need to be updated and adapted to the new system. Healthcare is a right for every citizen under Nepal...
Grants to community groups lead to positive change in healthcare
Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 Malawi
Small grants given to community-based health groups in Malawi have led to significant improvements in local health facilities and a strong social return on investment in...

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