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Learn more about the PHE work done by APC grantee, Hen Mpoano, in the Western region of Ghana. The project aimed to create awareness in PHE approaches to show the benefits of improved health and environment outcomes as well as strengthening community-based distribution systems for contraceptives and much more.

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The goal of APC in Uganda over the past five years was to reduce mistimed and unwanted pregnancies among teenagers and women of low parity and contribute to a reduction in total fertility rate. Learn more about the work and the results accomplished over this time period.

September 30, 2019
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Since 2012, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project has worked in over 40 countries to improve community health systems and build the capacity of local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide basic health services, expand access to voluntary family planning, and connect people to health facilities.

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From September 2013 to September 2019, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. implemented the USAID-funded APC Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Project. The project design included innovative, evidence-based, and cost-effective solutions, tailored to meet the needs of populations at risk of HIV in Guyana, in the contexts where programs are implemented, and where individuals reside.

Hawas Health Center in Adama Town, Ethiopia, is bustling with activity as health workers prepare for the morning staff meeting. Negash Ali, head of the health center, meets with all case team members to discuss their daily plans before the center opens. With approximately 200 patients attending the clinic each day, Hawas is one of the area’s busiest facilities.

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Download the infographic to learn more about APC's Health Management Information System (HMIS) Scale-up Project in Ethiopia. From 2014 to 2019, APC contributed to the development of the health information system by supporting systems development, capacity building, and networking in all regions of the country and within the Federal Ministry of Health.

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Entre septembre 2012 et avril 2019, le projet Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) financé par l’USAID et mis en œuvre par JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. et FHI 360, a soutenu des programmes de santé communautaire au Bénin, principalement dans les 10 zones sanitaires de l’USAID et au niveau national.

June 19, 2019
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APC Uganda recently convened an end of project learning event and site visit on June 19-20, 2019. The objective of the event was to share project achievements, lessons learned, challenges and recommendations with the Ministry of Health, donors, and implementing partners.

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Explore the story and lessons learned from the PHE project, Integrating Health and Family Planning into Greater Amanzule Wetland (GAW) Landscape Conservation and Small Scale Fisheries Management in the Western Region of Ghana.

May 24, 2019
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APC’s Population Health and Environment (PHE) Integration Activity in Madagascar hosted a major dissemination event Friday, May 24, 2019, to share activity results, engage community members, and increase policymaker’s commitment to support PHE activities in Madagascar.

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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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Population, Health, and Environment Story Map
November 2019 | Website
Learn more about the PHE work done by APC grantee, Hen Mpoano, in the Western region of Ghana. The project aimed to create awareness in PHE approaches to show the benefits of improved health and environment outcomes as well as strengthening community-based distribution systems for contraceptives and much more.
APC Uganda Activity Final Report
November 2019 | Report
The goal of APC in Uganda over the past five years was to reduce mistimed and unwanted pregnancies among teenagers and women of low parity and contribute to a reduction in total fertility rate. Learn more about the work and the results accomplished over this time period.
How to give yourself an injection with Subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC): An all-in-one contraceptive
October 2019 | Video
This short training video is intended for women who have made the decision to self-inject subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC) in the context of informed choice counseling. DMPA-SC is a lower-dose, easy-to-use injectable contraceptive that is administered every three months. The product’s user-friendly design means that any trained person can administer it, including community health workers, pharmacists, and even women themselves.
How to self-inject with DMPA-SC, a new-generation all-in-one contraceptive
October 2019 | Job Aid
DMPA-SC is an all-in-one injectable contraceptive that combines the drug and needle in the Uniject™ injection system. DMPA-SC is a low dose formulation of progestin-only contraceptive and contains 104mg of DMPA per 0.65ml dose. DMPA-SC is administered via subcutaneous injection (similar to insulin injections) and lasts three (3) months.

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September 30, 2019
Since 2012, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project has worked in over 40 countries to improve community health systems and build the capacity of local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide basic health services, expand access to voluntary family planning, and connect people to health facilities.
July 24, 2019
View the recording of the webinar put on by APC grantee Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) that talks about practical tools to inform communities in language they can understand of the variety of choices they have to time and space pregnancies. The webinar explored how you can use these tools in your community-based programs or develop your own for the areas where you work. They also looked at how to develop, test, and translate tools that work for communities, and explored an example of a training curriculum developed for Islamic leaders. These lessons are applicable not just for family planning, but for all community-based programs.
July 10, 2019
A local organization in Ghana called Hen Mpoano received a grant from APC to address barriers to health service access. Hen Mpoano trained 34 members of local conservation committees, savings and loans groups, and fishery management committees in 10 of these communities on key health messages and practices, such as handwashing, birth spacing, and correct use of insecticide-treated nets. These champions serve as resources for their families and neighbors when community health officers are not there.

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Top photo credits (left to right): Puskar Khanal/JSI; Dominic Chavez/World Bank.