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Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021 Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zambia
Our UK Aid funded Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme shares lessons on how its focus on creating an enabling environment has contributed to better sexual and reproductive health outcomes in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zambia.
Thursday, 21 Oct 2021 Kenya, Nepal, Zambia
From quality of care and universal health coverage to future pandemic preparedness, find out how Options is participating in the FIGO World Congress - the most important global academic event in the specialties of gynaecology and obstetrics.
Health workers during Covid-19 in Kenya
Wednesday, 1 Sep 2021
Options is supporting countries and communities to respond to COVID-19, to protect essential health services for women and girls, and to promote an inclusive pandemic response.
Wednesday, 1 Sep 2021
Gender equality is a universal human right. It is foundational to our vision of a world where everyone can access high-quality health services, no matter where they live and without financial burden.
Solar power back up system providing vital electricity in a maternity unit, Kenya
Tuesday, 31 Aug 2021
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We lead work on sustainable use of renewable energy in health, shock resilient & climate sensitive infrastructure, & reducing the health system’s direct carbon footprint to build a greener...
Thursday, 12 Aug 2021 Kenya, Nigeria
Advocacy for health sector changes in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) should be locally driven. Find out how our Evidence for Action (E4A)-MamaYe team has been working to increase local advocates' power over policy decisions in the sector.
Coalitions using problem driven political economy analysis
Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021 Kenya, Nigeria
E4A-MamaYe supports coalitions and CSOs to access and use tools such as political economy analysis to drive their advocacy agendas. Find out how this approach has worked in Kenya and Nigeria.
Media training in Lagos
Monday, 5 Jul 2021 Nigeria
The UK-aid funded Lafiya programme has been working in Kano and Lagos States, Nigeria to strengthen media engagement to include COVID19 messaging that is appropriate and accessible for vulnerable groups especially women, children and persons with disabilities.
Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021
The Generation Equality Forum is a major global gathering for gender equality. Find out more about Options' role as commitment-maker and our work on gender equality.
BKT COVID-19 treatment wards
Monday, 21 Jun 2021 Nepal
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Options’ UK aid-funded Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) has been supporting the Nepal government to rapidly respond and adapt its health system to meet the demands for life saving hospital equipment.
E4A-MamaYe blood campaign, Bungoma County, 2019
Friday, 11 Jun 2021 Kenya
In 2016, Options' supported Bungoma County, Kenya to equip a small local blood satellite centre. Five years later, the county announced it's going to build a fully equipped blood centre following our programme's advocacy efforts.
Tuesday, 1 Jun 2021 Nigeria
Nigeria’s progress towards universal health care (UHC) has been slow, with its citizens bearing high out-of-pocket health expenditures and inefficient government spending. This blog shares five insights into how the government can address the barriers to UHC.

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