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Ending FGM: paying tribute to a powerful female leader
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.
Friday, 11 Oct 2019
Healthcare for all: history in the making, but will it be delivered?
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.
Friday, 4 Oct 2019
ICPD25: the time for action
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.
Friday, 26 Jul 2019
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Civil society and accountability: A game-changer for UHC
Friday, 15 Feb 2019
Nigeria has launched its 2nd National Strategic Health Development Plan, alongside the long-awaited Basic Health Care Provision Fund. These strategies have the potential...
2019 update from 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...
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...
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