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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 novel 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.
Options' response to Covid-19
Monday, 23 Mar 2020
In this note, Options' Managing Director Jo Elms shares details on Options’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Spotlight on: Preventing maternal deaths by improving quality of care
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020
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...
Sharing E4A-MamaYe’s tools as global public goods for health
Monday, 9 Mar 2020
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...
Spotlight on: Female architects earthquake proofing Nepal's...
Sunday, 8 Mar 2020
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.
Spotlight on: empowering women through family planning
Sunday, 8 Mar 2020
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...
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