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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.
Interactive data dashboard on youth sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Middle East.
A snapshot of community health systems in different countries.
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Strengthening NGOs through APC's grant mechanism and capacity building assistance.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.