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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...
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...

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