NGOs have improved safeguarding, but the aid sector needs systemic change to be safer
Over the last two years, Bond has brought together over 800 participants at safeguarding events and trained 650 people from almost 200 organisations. We also updated and expanded our safeguarding training to help NGOs grappling with the complexities of safeguarding. Read more…

Q&A: Supporting health workers through the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a blow to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent services in many low- and middle-income countries, not only in terms of women’s access to care but in the ability of health workers to deliver services safely and effectively, according to Monique Vledder, head of secretariat and practice manager at the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents, or GFF. Read more…

Opinion: Act now for maternity care that can survive the next crisis
At their most vulnerable hour, pregnant women and their infants are dying, not from COVID-19, but from the consequences of crumbling health care systems and the secondary effects of the pandemic. Epidemics, natural disasters, and other crises have shown us, time and again, that we need to rethink how we design, develop, and deliver essential services. Read more…

Opinion: In the time of COVID-19, we need to invest in a different mental health system
When Michael Wheeler walked into a health facility in Birmingham, England seeking psychological support, he was turned away because of understaffing. Michael went home and continued to suffer — in the next few hours, he took his own life. Read more…