Brief

In this second issue of the APC Quality Improvement Brief, APC describes the progress to date in systematic efforts to improve the quality of CBFP in Busia District and plans to scale up these efforts in two other districts in Uganda.

April 12, 2017
General News

Artistes in Direct Support (Artistes), a non-profit supported by Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) presented an HIV-focused skit for a downtown crowd in Georgetown, Guyana.

WellShare International trained 257 village health team members in Uganda to provide adolescents with adolescent sexual and reproductive health counseling and family planning services.

April 10, 2017
Announcement

From April 3-7, 2017, six staff comprising the Liberian National Ebola Survivor Secretariat visited the Program Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Sierra Leone Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES) to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s policies and practices.

April 10, 2017
Announcement

Advancing Partners & Communities held a regional workshop for leadership from Ebola survivor associations from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in Conakry, Guinea from March 27th to 29th, 2017.

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APC’s Community Health Policy Matters video tells the story of fictional characters Winnie and Mary, and how a fragmented health system affects each woman’s ability to access family planning services in her respective community. This animated video highlights how policy can improve the health system for women.

April 03, 2017 to April 08, 2017
Event

World Health Worker Week offers the opportunity to globally mobilize communities, partners, and policy makers in support of community health workers (CHWs). Check out some of our health worker spotlights to see how APC is working to advance global leadership in community health, support policies and programs surrounding community health workers, and ultimately improve health outcomes.

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APC’s Community Health Systems Catalog documents policy guidance across 25 countries in detailed profiles and data sets.

Yodalki, a health advocate who has worked for Grupo Este Amor in Eastern Dominican Republic for 14 years, uses his training in community counseling and support to fight for the rights of the LGBTI community and people living with HIV.

Azalia has worked in his role as premium collector for 13 years, a role that involves not just collecting premiums, but also educating villagers about the CHF and the value in joining.

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Community Health Policy Matters
May 2017 | Video
APC’s Community Health Policy Matters video tells the story of fictional characters Winnie and Mary, and how a fragmented health system affects each woman’s ability to access family planning services in her respective community. This animated video highlights how policy can improve the health system for women.
Controle De La Qualite Des Donnes De Planification Familiale A L'aide De L'outil RDQA Dans Les Regions Medicales De Dakar, Thies, Et St. Louis
April 2017 | Study
La présente étude se situe dans ce cadre et a pour objectif d’évaluer la qualité des données de routine dela planification familiale dans les régions médicales de Dakar, Saint Louis et Thiès au Sénégal.
Controle De La Qualite Des Donnes De Planification Familiale A L'aide De L'outil RDQA Dans Les Regions Medicales De Fatick, Diourbel Et Kaolack
April 2017 | Study
La présente étude se situe dans ce cadre et a pour objectif général d’évaluer la qualité des données de routine de la planification familiale dans les régions médicales de Fatick, Diourbel et Kaolack au Sénégal.
Strengthening Health Services as Part of the Post-Ebola Transition in Sierra Leone: Community Engagement Implementation Toolkit
April 2017 | Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to guide the community engagement process for improved community ownership of peripheral health unit quality and catchment area health outcomes in support of the project’s Community Engagement Implementation Strategy.

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June 02, 2017
Jackqueline Bwire Nabwire, a community health worker trained by APC Uganda, works to bring family planning to women in her village.
May 25, 2017
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May 04, 2017
JSI, through Advancing Partners & Communities, and the Government of Liberia are providing necessary treatment for Ebola survivors with health problems. 

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