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Strengthening health care workers' skills to save lives
Friday, 16 Oct 2020
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...
Supporting governments' COVID-19 response
Thursday, 6 Aug 2020
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.
Nepal opens Options' COVID-19 treatment facilities
Friday, 17 Jul 2020
Nepal's government has just launched two new COVID-19 (CTC) treatment centres in Bhaktapur and Pokhara that were built by Options' health infrastructure team.
Event: Fighting health sector corruption and COVID-19 in Nigeria
Friday, 17 Jul 2020
Join us for an online discussion on how COVID-19 exacerbates health sector corruption and what role accountability can play in tackling it.
Addressing gender based violence in Nepal during COVID-19
Tuesday, 14 Jul 2020
Nepal's COVID-19 lockdown is putting women and girls at greater risk of gender-based violence. But international and national spotlight on the issue is an opportunity to make lasting improvements to the systems that were designed to protect them.
The inequality pandemic: making COVID-19 responses disability friendly
Thursday, 14 May 2020
People with physical and mental disabilities are hit harder than other people during health crises, and are more likely to die because emergency responses don't address their needs. Find out what governments can do to protect them during the COVID-19...
Accountability in action: fighting corruption in Malawi and Nigeria
Monday, 11 May 2020
Corruption still limits access to quality health care across the world. Options is supporting a three-year research project, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to gain insights into factors that drive and can fight corruption in...
Options builds new treatment centres for COVID-19 patients in Nepal
Monday, 4 May 2020
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.
What gets counted matters: Why reviewing maternal deaths matters
Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020
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...
Tackling the COVID-19 infodemic to get public health messages heard
Monday, 27 Apr 2020
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?
COVID-19: Options co-launches tool to assess health facility readiness
Friday, 24 Apr 2020
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.
Five key steps for a health systems response to COVID-19 in Africa
Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
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.
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