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Simple intervention leads to increased quality of care in hospitals
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019
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...
Giving young people a voice on adolescent health in Bungoma County
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019
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...
Key innovations to increase access to quality maternal health care
Thursday, 17 Jan 2019
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...
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
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
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 project launched to provide care for campaigners
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
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
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 and Milk Banks: CICF aids Kenyan preterm newborns
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018
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...
Reflections on AU Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Thursday, 8 Nov 2018
The second African Union International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ICMNCH) was held last week. Over 700 delegates from 25 African countries...
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