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Funding Grassroots Organisations to End FGM
Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to End FGM. A day where people and organisations come together to raise awareness of the need to abandon the practice of FGM, an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.
Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018
Recovery and Resilience to Climate Change
Options’ Health Infrastructure Team is strengthening health facilities and infrastructure planning in Nepal to 'Build Back Better'.
Thursday, 25 Jan 2018
Village Health Committees in Nigeria help to improve quality of care
The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is working to improve maternal neonatal and health outcomes in Northern Nigeria by setting up Village Health Committees.
Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018
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Solar power energy saves babies’ lives
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017
"“Now that we have solar power, supported by MANI, powering the maternity unit, lighting, supporting critical equipment and powering the incubators in the newborn...
Transforming the health of women and girls for 25 years
Thursday, 23 Nov 2017
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...
World Prematurity Day 2017
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.
Remembering Gerard O'Brien
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.
Photography exhibition celebrating FGM survivors comes to New York
Monday, 18 Sep 2017
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...
New maternal and newborn health innovation projects awarded funding
Friday, 15 Sep 2017
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 Homes "uphold the dignity of expectant mothers...
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017
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 Scorecards for Accountability
Thursday, 17 Aug 2017
“Prior to community scorecards, the health facilities had no means of communicating with the public except through funerals.”
A mother's experience of breastfeeding
Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017
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...
Ending gender-based violence to get us closer to Family Planning goals
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,...
An innovative approach to qualitative research & human-centred...
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.
Exploring Human Milk Banking in Kenya
Friday, 14 Jul 2017
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...
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