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Copyright: MSI Reproductive Choices
Monday, 1 Feb 2021
Disrupted health systems and fragile supply chains mean women can’t access the vital sexual and reproductive health services that they need. COVID-19 has exacerbated existing underlying issues. We reflect on how some of these challenges can be addressed.
Monday, 1 Feb 2021
To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C), Options' Support to the Africa Led Movement programme hosted a panel discussion with frontline activists on the impact of COVID-19 on FGM/C.
Kenya, Lodwar County Referral Hospital. Credit: Compass Media
Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021
Introducing a tool to facilitate adaptive programming.
Hospital Laisamis, Kenya. Credit: Compass Media
Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 Global, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria
After decades of record investments in global health in lower income countries, donors have started to look for exit strategies. These three lessons can support governments to become self-sufficient in financing their health goals.
 Health care workers vaccinating their babies at the Comprehensive Health Centre Arakale in Akure, Nigeria on June 26, 2018. Photo: Dominic Chavez/The Global Financing Facility
Friday, 11 Dec 2020 Nigeria
As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse the gains some countries have made towards achieving universal health care (UHC), this blog looks at what countries like Nigeria can do to get closer to providing health care for all.
Nurses at Kwale County Hopsital, Maternity Unit, Kenya
Friday, 16 Oct 2020 Kenya
The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of pregnant women develop potentially life threatening pregnancy-related complications. Early detection is key. Find out how our mentorship programme in Kenya strengthens health care workers' skills to do...
Photo: World Bank / Henitsoa Rafalia(2020)
Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 Global
COVID-19 has placed enormous pressure on leaders to mount an effective emergency response to protect their citizens, all while maintaining access to essential health services. Find out how Options is supporting national pandemic responses.
Pokhara decant block (under construction) (Clikman Productions, 2020)
Friday, 17 Jul 2020 Nepal
Nepal's government has just launched two new COVID-19 (CTC) treatment centres in Bhaktapur and Pokhara that were built by Options' health infrastructure team.
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...

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