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.

Journal Article

To read the full article on emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), please register with Contraception Journal.

Strategy

Advancing Partners & Communities has drafted a community engagement strategy for adoption and use by all implementing partners in the project’s five districts. In line with the project’s goal of strengthening health services, the strategy focuses on district- and facility-level interventions and emphasizes the role of community health workers (CHWs). The strategy complements other community-based interventions.

April 18, 2016
Blog

The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) Project tested whether it was possible to use human-centered design (HCD) to bridge the gap between policy-making and implementation in Tanzania. HCD, originally used in private-sector applications, is gaining traction in global health as a way to stimulate problem-solving for social issues.

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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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Beyond the crisis: did the Ebola epidemic improve resilience of Liberia’s health system?
November 2017 | Journal Article
Although the Ebola epidemic stimulated some positive adaptations in Liberia’s health system, building a truly resilient health system will require longer-term investments and sustained attention long beyond the crisis.
Program Overview: Capacity Building and Results-Based Financing in Haiti
November 2017 | Summary
In Haiti, APC is responsible for building organizational and staff capacity of Haitian organizations to ensure that grantees implement operational and technical programs in alignment with their USAID award and deliver high-quality services.
Ebola Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services, Sierra Leone
October 2017 | Project Highlight
In Sierra Leone, APC has received USAID Global Health Ebola Team funding to implement the Ebola Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services project in support of the Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES), jointly led by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs.
HMIS Scale-Up Project Fact Sheet
October 2017 | Fact Sheet
The Advancing Partners & Communities project is implementing a health management information system (HMIS) in Ethiopia through the USAID-funded HMIS/M&E Scale-Up Project, which began in 2009 to help the Federal Ministry of Health and the Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s and Oromia regional health bureaus scale up reformed HMIS and use of data for decision-making.

Latest News

December 07, 2017
Please join Advancing Partners & Communities for the second webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series: Fertility Awareness Methods, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, from 8:30–9:30 A.M. EST.
November 22, 2017
In October 2017, Advancing Partners & Communities, in conjunction with PEPFAR and other partners convened a meeting with Ministry of Health officials, donors, and civil society members in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to discuss sustainable responses to the national health system.
November 06, 2017 to November 11, 2017
Join Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, Evaluation 2017, from November 6-11 in Washington, D.C.

Success Stories

APC Success Story

Doctor Martha Cruz, HIV physician at Hospital Lotes y Servicios, and her patient Richard.

Implementation of Test and START at the six PEPFAR/USAID-supported HIV clinics has reduced the patient treatment initiation window from 30 days in early 2017, to an average of seven days by September, extending the benefits to patients and the health system.


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