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Friday, 17 Jul 2020 Nigeria
Join us for an online discussion on how COVID-19 exacerbates health sector corruption and what role accountability can play in tackling it.
OCMC, Koshi hospital, Morang, Staff Nurse Pramila Waiba
Tuesday, 14 Jul 2020 Nepal
Nepal's COVID-19 lockdown is putting women and girls at greater risk of gender-based violence. But international and national spotlight on the issue is an opportunity to make lasting improvements to the systems that were designed to protect them.
 Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID, 2011
Thursday, 14 May 2020 Global
People with physical and mental disabilities are hit harder than other people during health crises, and are more likely to die because emergency responses don't address their needs. Find out what governments can do to protect them during the COVID-19...
Monday, 11 May 2020 Malawi, Nigeria
Corruption still limits access to quality health care across the world. Options is supporting a three-year research project, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to gain insights into factors that drive and can fight corruption in...
Pokhara decant block, under construction (Clikman Productions, 2020)
Monday, 4 May 2020 Nepal
Options’ health infrastructure team have supported the Nepali government and hospitals in Pokhara and Bhaktapur to rapidly increase their capacity to treat COVID-19 patients by transforming their temporary hospital building spaces into COVID-19 wards.
Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020 Kenya
To stop the majority of preventable maternal and newborn deaths, health facilities need systems like the Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) to review factors leading to each death. A look at how it has transformed the health system in...
Safe and dignified burial at the Cemetery in Conakry, Guinea (UNMEER, 2015)
Monday, 27 Apr 2020 Global
Medical interventions alone will not stem the spread of COVID-19. It requires the public to understand and act on containment measures. But what does it take to develop effective health messages that people can hear?
Siah Tamba, Ebola survivor and Ebola hero (UNMEER, 2015)
Friday, 24 Apr 2020 Global
Options and the Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Studies have developed a toolkit that helps governments to assess the readiness of their primary healthcare facilities to respond to COVID-19 and keep their frontline workers safe.
IOM Ebola treatment unit in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia (UNMEER/2015)
Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 Global
As the Covid-19 virus spreads across the globe, countries with particularly fragile health systems can take five steps to overcome the challenge of responding to the pandemic and continuing to provide vital services.
Magoggo, Uganda
Monday, 23 Mar 2020 Global
In this note, Options' Managing Director Jo Elms shares details on Options’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Imo Ude Chinasa
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020 Global, Nigeria
To mark International Women’s Day 2020, we will publish a spotlight series with Options staff working on the frontlines in the fight for gender equality. Our third piece features insights from Imo Ude Chinasa, Evidence for Action's (E4A) Niger State...
Monday, 9 Mar 2020 Global
Sharing knowledge is crucial for advancing health sector accountability and to deliver Universal Health Coverage. In this editorial note, E4A-MamaYe Project Director Marleen Vellekoop provides insights into how the project will make its resources publicly...

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