December 19, 2017
Announcement

This video from Advancing Partners & Communities' grantee, World Vision, shows efforts to increase access and use of voluntary family planning services in North Eastern Kenya and received an Honorable Mention in the advocacy category for the 2018 CUGH-Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition.

A mother of four and a first-year physician’s assistant trainee at the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts, Jimaima was interning at the John Yekeh Memorial Clinic in Monrovia when she contracted the Ebola virus disease. Advancing Partners & Communities was critical in helping Jimaima find the necessary care post-Ebola.

As part of its efforts to overcome stigma and discrimination challenges, APC conducted quarterly sensitization sessions at Guyanese HIV care and treatment sites. In 2017, 66 people, including medical doctors, nurses, community health workers, auxiliary staff, and security personnel, participated.

Michelle, a client advocate associate with the APC project in Guyana, links people who are newly diagnosed with HIV to care and treatment, and helps people who have stopped coming for care to return.

November 30, 2017
Blog

Given mounting global evidence highlighting the correlation between experiencing violence and increased vulnerability to HIV infection, Guyana must tackle the causes of gender-based violence head-on.

November 30, 2017
General News

In Botswana, APC initiated data collection of HIV testing services using mobile phones to help identify risk factors associated with HIV, and to enable better screening.

Infographic

This flowchart breaks down the process for GBV screening within HIV support services in Guyana.

Brochure

This brochure provides information on how to get help for gender-based violence.

Training Guide

This screening tool was developed by APC Guyana to screen gender-based violence.

Brochure

This brochure from Guyana provides information and important contacts for overcoming gender-based violence.

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Community Health Systems Catalog

The recently updated CHS Catalog draws from policies and related documentation across 25 countries with specific attention to family planning.

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Our Mission

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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Youth Dashboard

Interactive data dashboard on youth sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Middle East.

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A snapshot of community health systems in different countries.

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APC Grants & Grantees

Strengthening NGOs through APC's grant mechanism and capacity building assistance.

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Our Impact

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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Mental Health Nurses and Disaster Response in Sierra Leone
January 2018 | Journal Article
Advancing Partners & Communities has supported mental health nurses in responding to the mudslide disaster in Sierra Leone.
Ebola Transmission and Prevention Services Program Overview: Liberia
January 2018 | Project Highlight
In Liberia, the ETP&SS program works to ensure the effective delivery of health care and psychosocial support services in response to survivor needs.
Sierra Leone Photo Journal: Benguima Grassfield MCHP
January 2018 | Project Highlight
The USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project provided support to revitalize the Benguima Grassfield maternal and child health post with infrastructure renovations, improved access to water, sanitation, and solar electricity, as well as capacity building of health professionals and community health workers.
Building Capacity within the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors
January 2018 | Brief
The Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services program objective is to help the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors become an effective, autonomous institution that can serve and advocate for Ebola survivors.

Latest News

January 19, 2018
Sorie Samura is one of less than 70 health workers who contracted Ebola and survived. He is now back in active service working as a Referral Coordinator for King’s Sierra Leone Partnership at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, the largest government hospital in Sierra Leone and its main teaching and referral hospital.
January 12, 2018
In late September 2017, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, ELWA Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health to bring in cataract surgeons, ophthalmologists and lab specialists from Emory University and Johns Hopkins University Hospitals, among others, to perform cataract surgeries for Ebola survivors in Liberia.
January 08, 2018
In late September 2017, APC partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, ELWA Hospital, and the National Institutes for Health to bring in cataract surgeons from Emory University and Johns Hopkins University Hospitals to perform cataract surgeries for Ebola survivors in Liberia.

Success Stories

APC Success Story

Jimaima outside her home in Liberia.

A mother of four and a first-year physician’s assistant trainee at the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts, Jimaima was interning at the John Yekeh Memorial Clinic in Monrovia when she contracted the Ebola virus disease. Advancing Partners & Communities was critical in helping Jimaima find the necessary care post-Ebola.


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