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Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
As The Girl Generation prepares to take its next steps in the campaign to end FGM, some of its youth activists came to London to discuss how greater support could enable Africa’s youth population to end the practice in one generation.
Interactive data dashboards for health in Nepal
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 Nepal
Interactive online dashboards have made evidence accessible and easy to understand for decision-makers in Nepal. This has led to equity gaps in health being addressed, ensuring healthcare is available for those most in need.
Building on the Universal Health Coverage movement across Africa
Thursday, 14 Mar 2019
The Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) held in Kigali from the 5-7 March 2019 brought together diverse stakeholders who zealously engaged in discussions on how the continent can build momentum and accelerate progress toward Universal Health...
Thursday, 7 Mar 2019
One of the key priorities for Options’ work is to reduce unequal relations between women and men. Key inequalities often relate to decision-making, for example a wife not being able to take her child to a health centre without her husband’s permission.
Improving hospitals’ response to survivors of gender-based violence
Wednesday, 6 Mar 2019 Nepal
The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Clinical Protocol in Nepal has proven crucial to improving the response of health services to survivors of gender-based violence.
E4A-MamaYe launches blood donation campaign to save mothers' lives
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 Kenya
In 2016, one of every two maternal deaths that occurred in Bungoma County, Kenya, were caused by blood loss. E4A-MamaYe has launched a campaign, #DamuniUhai, calling for funding for blood services in the county.
Financing Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria
Friday, 15 Feb 2019 Nigeria
Nigeria has launched its 2nd National Strategic Health Development Plan, alongside the long-awaited Basic Health Care Provision Fund. These strategies have the potential to transform the nation’s health. We explain what these strategies mean and the role of...
The Girl Generation
Monday, 4 Feb 2019
By Faith Mwangi-Powell, Global Director, The Girl Generation The Girl Generation is the largest-ever global collective of organisations working to end FGM and this month marks the end of The Girl Generation’s five-year partnership with the UK’s Department...
Simple intervention leads to increased quality of care in hospitals, Tanzania
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 Tanzania
Options has been working to improve quality standards in 28 hospitals in Tanzania. In 2016, just two of these hospitals met the minimum standard. By 2018, all facilities supported by the programme had reached the target, thanks to strengthened feedback...
Giving young people a voice on adolescent health in Bungoma County Kenya
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019 Kenya
There are 200 million young people living in sub-Saharan Africa, yet older generations are still the decision-makers on issues like adolescent healthcare. E4A-MamaYe has been working to change this, giving young people a voice to ensure governments invest in...
Innovations to increase access to quality maternal health care Kenya
Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 Kenya
The Maternal and Newborn Improvement (MANI) project started in 2015 to expand access to quality care in Bungoma County, Kenya. As the programme ends, we look at some of MANI’s key innovations, to increase the number of women delivering with a skilled birth...
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, affordable health care.

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