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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...
Jazashelves Bungoma
Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 Global
Amid growing calls for more open collaboration between civil society, governments and public service providers, we look at what it takes to achieve social accountability (written by Marleen Vellekoop, Evidence for Action (E4A) Mama-Ye, Allison Annette Foster...
Mary Thullah 20-year old mom comforts her daughter Fatmata Turay after she received vaccinations at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital on March 10, 2015 in Freetown Sierra Leone. (Dominic Chavez/World Bank, 2015)
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 Global
As the international community is gathering at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 to mobilise the political will and financial commitments to fully implement the conference’s Programme of Action, this multiblog looks at what it takes to make sexual and reproductive...
Medical workers from Chikuni Mission Hospital hold a pregnant mothers and children under 5 clinic in a rural area of Zambia (Bread for the World, 2015)
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 Zambia
This policy brief takes stock of Zambia’s progress in achieving its sexual and reproductive health rights commitments 25 years after it adopted the ICPD's Programme of Action, and identifies what more needs to be done to fulfill the unmet needs of women...
The Girl Generation
Friday, 11 Oct 2019 Global
On this year’s International Day of the Girl, I want to pay tribute to a very special woman who is dedicated to helping the next generation of girls to have better lives and more opportunities.
United Nations, New York
Friday, 4 Oct 2019 Global
The UN General Assembly was historic because it heralded the first ever UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. But can it really deliver for those living at the last mile? Find out in this blog by Jo Elms.
Organisational Capacity Assessment, Kenya
Thursday, 5 Sep 2019 Kenya
Building stronger health systems has been one of the biggest strengths for Options’ work globally. Our work in Bungoma, Kenya provided us with many useful lessons and best practices, which has built a strong foundation on our MANI-Quality of Care project,...
Photo Credit: MSI/Sam Dew
Friday, 26 Jul 2019 Global, Kenya
The countdown is on for The Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). This year marks 25 years since the first summit in 1994, held in Cairo.
Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 Kenya
As we seek to ensure our programmes deliver global impact, partnerships remain an integral part of our work.
Friday, 21 Jun 2019 Global
Options was thrilled to participate in the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada this year. For one week, 8,000+ global delegates gathered for an engaging week of discussion, debate, commitments and pledges to do more to advance the health and rights...

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