August 23, 2016
Blog

Developing countries often face the unexpected: disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and political unrest. To sustain advances in their health systems while safeguarding communities, health staff and organizations need strategies that promote system resilience—the capacity to anticipate and respond to crises; maintain core functions when shocks strike; and reorganize when extreme conditions or circumstances arise.

Publication

Lecciones aprendidas de una estrategia de colaboración entre la Dirección Regional de Salud V, organizaciones comunitarias, organizaciones nogubernamentales, y la sociedad civil.

August 19, 2016
Event

On August 9th, 2016 the PEPFAR/USAID funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project held an event in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic to celebrate the handover of the Respuesta Integral Expandida (RIE) strategy to the Health Region V Office.

Study

En la República Dominicana, la epidemia del Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH) se caracteriza por estar concentrada en poblaciones como la de hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH) y las mujeres trans. La prevalencia del VIH en HSH es de un 5.2 % , mientras que en algunos estudios en poblaciones trans, el VIH oscila entre 12 y 17 % .

August 03, 2016
Tool

The following presentations summarize the results of the recent Nepal Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) National Survey and provide a more in depth look at what those results mean for the future of the country’s community health system.

Presentation

This APC presentation highlights the results of the 2014 Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) National Survey in Nepal.

Presentation

This APC presentation highlights the results of a study intended to produce a cross-sectional assessment of the Female Community Health Volunteer program in Nepal to inform future policy and investment decisions.

July 18, 2016
Announcement

The Advancing Partners & Communities project in Sierra Leone, with support from USAID, and in collaboration with Save the Children, handed over newly renovated maternal and child health posts (MCHPs) to the Sussex and Tokeh communities on June 30, 2016 and July 5, 2016, respectively.

July 18, 2016 to July 22, 2016
Event

Nicholas Persaud of Advancing Partners & Communities Guyana is presenting an abstract at this year's International Aids Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Project Highlight

In the Dominican Republic (DR), APC project serves populations with the highest HIV prevalence by expanding coverage and improving the quality of HIV-prevention, care, and support services.

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Pilotaje RIE República Dominicana
August 2016 | Publication
Lecciones aprendidas de una estrategia de colaboración entre la Dirección Regional de Salud V, organizaciones comunitarias, organizaciones nogubernamentales, y la sociedad civil.
DIAGNÓSTICO DE LAS NECESIDADES DE SALUD DE LAS POBLACIONES TRANS DE LA REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA
August 2016 | Study
En la República Dominicana, la epidemia del Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH) se caracteriza por estar concentrada en poblaciones como la de hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH) y las mujeres trans. La prevalencia del VIH en HSH es de un 5.2 % , mientras que en algunos estudios en poblaciones trans, el VIH oscila entre 12 y 17 % .
Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) National Survey 2014 Nepal
August 2016 | Presentation
This APC presentation highlights the results of the 2014 Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) National Survey in Nepal.
Female Community Health Volunteers in Nepal: What We Know and Steps Going Forward
July 2016 | Presentation
This APC presentation highlights the results of a study intended to produce a cross-sectional assessment of the Female Community Health Volunteer program in Nepal to inform future policy and investment decisions.

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August 30, 2016
Join High Impact Practices in Family Planning for a webinar on August 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET for Mobile Outreach Services: Addressing Inequities in Access to Family Planning Services and Commodities, the fifth installment in the High Impact Practices webinar series.
August 23, 2016
Developing countries often face the unexpected: disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and political unrest. To sustain advances in their health systems while safeguarding communities, health staff and organizations need strategies that promote system resilience—the capacity to anticipate and respond to crises; maintain core functions when shocks strike; and reorganize when extreme conditions or circumstances arise.
August 19, 2016
On August 9th, 2016 the PEPFAR/USAID funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project held an event in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic to celebrate the handover of the Respuesta Integral Expandida (RIE) strategy to the Health Region V Office.

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APC Success Story

HealthKeeper Tormeti introducing some products to clients.
A former worker of the Ghana Railways Authority, Angelina Tormeti is now a HealthKeeper who supports her family by selling family planning and other health products.
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