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Pokhara decant block, under construction (Clikman Productions, 2020)
Monday, 4 May 2020 Nepal
Options’ health infrastructure team have supported the Nepali government and hospitals in Pokhara and Bhaktapur to rapidly increase their capacity to treat COVID-19 patients by transforming their temporary hospital building spaces into COVID-19 wards.
Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020 Kenya
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...
Safe and dignified burial at the Cemetery in Conakry, Guinea (UNMEER, 2015)
Monday, 27 Apr 2020 Global
Medical interventions alone will not stem the spread of COVID-19. It requires the public to understand and act on containment measures. But what does it take to develop effective health messages that people can hear?
Siah Tamba, Ebola survivor and Ebola hero (UNMEER, 2015)
Friday, 24 Apr 2020 Global
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 Global
As the 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 Global
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 Global, Nigeria
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 Global
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 Global, Nepal
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 Global
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 Global
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 Global
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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