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Tuesday, 14 Jul 2020
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.
Monday, 11 May 2020
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...
Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020
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...
Siah Tamba, Ebola survivor and Ebola hero (UNMEER, 2015)
Friday, 24 Apr 2020
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
As the novel 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
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
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
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...
Sunday, 8 Mar 2020
To mark International Women’s Day 2020, we feature the contribution of eight female architects in making Nepal's most at-risk hospitals earthquake proof in this spotlight piece.
Lamine Thiam
Sunday, 8 Mar 2020
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 second piece features insights from Options' Regional Sustainability Lead Lamine Thiam on the...
Leyla Hussein
Sunday, 8 Mar 2020
To mark International Women’s Day 2020, we will publish a series of spotlight interviews with Options staff working on the front lines in the fight for gender equality. This piece features The Girl Generation's Global Ambassador and leading campaigner...
Sia Sandi, Student midwife from The School of Midwifery in Masuba, Makeni on placement at Makeni Regional Hospital, Bombali District, Sierra Leone.
Friday, 17 Jan 2020
As developing countries transition away from aid, coordinated action is critical to ensure it does not hinder progress made or undermine the vision of Universal Healthcare Coverage. Our new paper provides a framework for discussions on transition of donors to...

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