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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.
Options Madagascar team
Thursday, 6 May 2021 Madagascar
Options' story on 'Removing taxes for contraceptives in Madagascar: strategic advocacy leads to increased budget for family planning' won the International Budget Partnership (IBP) Network's hosted implementation stories contest.
Ramu Sapkota, 2021
Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 Nepal
Nepal has some of the most rugged and difficult mountain terrains in the world, making the delivery of life saving medicines and vaccines a challenge. Options is currently looking for partnerships and funding to launch a last mile drone delivery system.
The state of UHC in Africa
Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021
The 21st century has seen a renewed commitment by African countries to deliver Universal Health Coverage. Options has contributed to the Africa Health Agenda International Conference's (AHAIC) recently published report on the state of UHC in Africa.
Photo © John Rae/The Global Financing Facility
Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021 Bangladesh, Madagascar , Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
We have been working with governments in seven countries across Asia and Africa to ensure they prioritise access to sexual and reproductive and family planning services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the brief to find out more.
UNMER - IOM Ebola treatment unit in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia, 2015
Friday, 5 Mar 2021
Women make up the majority of the global health workforce and are therefore disproportionally affected by the pandemic. On this International Women’s Day, we call for a prioritisation of health workers in the vaccine rollout.
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