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Jazashelves Bungoma
Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Photo credit: MSI
Thursday, 6 Jun 2019
We are delighted to share that we have been awarded Prime contracts through DFID’s new International Multi-Disciplinary Programme (IMDP) Framework.
Women at a health centre, Tanzania
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
The sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls is often a key topic for discussion on the global health agenda. However, this isn’t just an issue for low income countries with poor health systems, but a challenge across the world.
Photo credit: Too Young to Wed for The Girl Generation
Friday, 24 May 2019
We can't wait to be at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 3-6. It’s the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century.

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