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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 issue for low income countries with poor health systems, but a challenge across the world.
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, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century.
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 Africa’s youth population to end the practice in one generation.
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, ensuring healthcare is available for those most in need.
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 discussions on how the continent can build momentum and accelerate progress toward Universal Health...
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 not being able to take her child to a health centre without her husband’s permission.
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 funding for blood services in the county.
Civil society and accountability: A game-changer for UHC
Friday, 15 Feb 2019
Nigeria has launched its 2nd National Strategic Health Development Plan, alongside the long-awaited Basic Health Care Provision Fund. These strategies have the potential to transform the nation’s health. We explain what these strategies mean and the role of...
2019 update from 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 month marks the end of The Girl Generation’s five-year partnership with the UK’s Department...
Simple intervention leads to increased quality of care in hospitals
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019
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 supported by the programme had reached the target, thanks to strengthened feedback...
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