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Making steps towards Universal Health Coverage
Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018
Universal Health Coverage Day is an opportunity for us to unite with others to call for stronger, more equitable health systems so that everyone can access high-quality...
Supporting Nepal to achieve Universal Health Coverage
Monday, 10 Dec 2018 Nepal
As Nepal transitions towards federalism, health sector policies need to be updated and adapted to the new system. Healthcare is a right for every citizen under Nepal...
Grants to community groups lead to positive change in healthcare
Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 Malawi
Small grants given to community-based health groups in Malawi have led to significant improvements in local health facilities and a strong social return on investment in...
Emotional Wellbeing workshop in Kenya
Monday, 26 Nov 2018
The Girl Generation has launched an initiative to safeguard activists engaged in ending FGM, focusing on their mental health and wellbeing. Designed by End FGM...
Tackling gender-based violence in Nepal
Friday, 23 Nov 2018 Nepal
Gender based violence affects over a fifth of women in Nepal. Survivors need varied services, ranging from healthcare to safe houses. One Stop Crisis Management Centres...
Community-based health groups help reduce drug theft in Malawi
Monday, 19 Nov 2018 Malawi
When it emerged that drugs were going missing from health facilities in Malawi, there was strong public will for accountability in the health sector. Groups like the...
Kangaroo Mother Care
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018 Kenya
World Prematurity Day highlights issues faced by the 15 million preterm babies born annually. These infants are particularly vulnerable, but simple solutions can reduce...
Small grants make a big difference in campaign to end FGM
Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018
Since 2016, The Girl Generation has awarded grants to grassroots groups working to end Female Genital Mutilation. As the only small grants scheme working for this cause...
AU Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 Kenya
The second African Union International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ICMNCH) was held last week. Over 700 delegates from 25 African countries...
Green energy solar lighting system
Friday, 2 Nov 2018 Kenya
“Now that we have solar power, powering the maternity unit, […], we shall provide quality service to the community." Power outages have made it impossible for...
Workshop supports French-speaking civil society to engage with the GFF
Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Options held its first French-language workshop to support civil society engage with the Global Financing Facility (GFF), whose processes can be complex and tricky to...
Options team at Health Systems Research Symposium 2018
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Significant progress has been made since the 1978 Alma-Ata declaration on Primary Health Care in improving health outcomes, with reductions in maternal & child...

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