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  • Options began in 1992 as a group of experts specialising in maternal and reproductive health. Over the last 25 years we have grown into a global team delivering transformative programmes across health systems in more than 60 low income countries.
    Thursday, 23 Nov 2017
  • Solar lighting system
    "“Now that we have solar power, supported by MANI, powering the maternity unit, lighting, supporting critical equipment and powering the incubators in the newborn unit, we shall provide quality service to the community and reduce basic emergency referrals to Bungoma Referral Hospital."
    Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017
  • The Face of Defiance photography exhibition
    The Girl Generation has partnered with the creators of ‘The Face Of Defiance’, celebrating FGM survivors and campaigners, to bring the photography exhibition to New York.
    Monday, 18 Sep 2017

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Kangaroo Mother Care is continuous, prolonged early skin to skin contact between a mother and her newborn for up to 24 hours per day.
Friday, 17 Nov 2017
Every year 15 million babies are born too soon, and 1 million of them will die from causes related to premature birth.
Monday, 30 Oct 2017
It is with great sadness that we write that our colleague Gerard O’Brien passed away suddenly on 16th October following a brief acute illness.
Award ceremony for the County Innovation Challenge Fund in Nairobi
Friday, 15 Sep 2017 Kenya
The County Innovation Challenge Fund (CICF) held an award ceremony in Nairobi for five new organisations that are joining the fund’s portfolio, marking its entry into a...
Maternity Waiting Home, Malawi
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 Malawi
Catholic Sisters in Malawi have used money raised through our results-based financing programme to build a new maternity waiting shelter to “uphold the dignity of...
Community members develop the scorecard in Bungoma
Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 Kenya
“Prior to community scorecards, the health facilities had no means of communicating with the public except through funerals.”
Breastfeeding Kenya
Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017 Kenya
The World Health Organisation says breastfeeding is the best way of providing babies with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. But what needs to...
Photo credit: Sheena Ariyapala / DFID
Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell, Global Director of The Girl Generation, reflects on commitments made at the Family Planning Summit and the need to address the wider issues,...
Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017
By working with established relationships of trust between friends, PEER generates rich insights into how people view their world, and how they make decisions on key.
Human Milk Banking Kenya
Friday, 14 Jul 2017 Kenya
With funding from the CICF, PATH and the African Population and Health Research Centre are exploring the feasibility and acceptability of establishing a human milk bank...
In Nigeria 23% of women can't access the modern contraceptives they want
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017
For countries’ FP2020 commitments to result in improved family planning uptake, commitments need to translate into increased budgetary allocations and actual expenditure...
Distributing the Common Health Care Entitlement Card - UHSSP, Bangladesh
Thursday, 6 Jul 2017 Bangladesh
Our Urban Health System Strengthening Project is working in Bangladesh to enable the poorest people to access health care in the cities at a subsidised cost or for free...
Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 Kenya
On World Blood Donor Day, Options’ staff in Kenya talk about the challenges and solutions to maternal mortalities caused by postpartum haemorrhage. By Nicole Sijenyi...

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