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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.
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.

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