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This map illustrates the status of the provision of injectable contraception by community health workers by country in sub-Saharan Africa.

March 27, 2017
Article

APC grantees Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Guyana Trans United are advocating to change a discriminatory law against transgender people in Guyana. 

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Private drug shops could offer an opportunity to expand access to family planning because they are commonplace in rural areas and support a sustainable commercial market for health products.

March 24, 2017
Blog

Translating research into policy and practice was key to the acceptance of CBA2I in Africa.

A female community leader in Sierra Leone is able to improve water supply to her community's health facility through advocacy and community engagement. 

Post-Ebola, a facility management committee in Sierra Leone is encouraging women to return to health facilities to give birth.

The Family Awareness Consciousness Togetherness (FACT) program in Guyana helped two sisters, who were made vulnerable by HIV, to break the cycle of poverty and attend university.

March 27, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Announcement

Join APC at the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference from March 27, 2017 – March 30, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

March 22, 2017
Announcement

The following candid interviews tell the stories of three Sierra Leoneans who were affected by the Ebola virus. In their own words, two survivors and a ministry official share their experiences, pain, and hope for the future.

March 09, 2017
General News

The Advancing Partners & Communities project applied a human-centered design approach to help ensure the success and sustainability of community facility management committees in Sierra Leone.

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Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances and supports community programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning.

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APC works to advance and support community programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities, especially in relationship to family planning (FP). Through global technical leadership and collaboration, APC’s goal is to increase support for and commitment to community-based family planning in USAID priority countries. APC aims to increase access to quality FP services, expand the contraceptive method mix, and improve upon organizations’ capability to manage USAID funds and implement high quality and innovative community-based health programs.

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Community-based Access to Injectables in sub-Saharan Africa
March 2017 | Policy
This map illustrates the status of the provision of injectable contraception by community health workers by country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Managing the policy advocacy process: Drug shops’ provision of injectable contraception in Uganda
March 2017 | Case Study
Private drug shops could offer an opportunity to expand access to family planning because they are commonplace in rural areas and support a sustainable commercial market for health products.
Sierra Leone National Community Health Worker Policy 2016-2020
February 2017 | Policy
Advancing Partners & Communities has provided training, technical assistance, and operational support for revising and implementing the MOHS’ CHW Policy. The policy is now a cornerstone of the Presidential Recovery Plan.
Community-Based Family Planning Course
January 2017 | E-Learning
This course from the Global Health eLearning Center orients the learner to the essential elements for designing and implementing successful, sustainable CBFP programs.

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March 27, 2017
APC grantees Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Guyana Trans United are advocating to change a discriminatory law against transgender people in Guyana. 
March 27, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Join APC at the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference from March 27, 2017 – March 30, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
March 24, 2017
Translating research into policy and practice was key to the acceptance of CBA2I in Africa.

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A female community leader in Sierra Leone is able to improve water supply to her community's health facility through advocacy and community engagement. 


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