December 16, 2014
Event

Jhpiego recently announced the next installment in a series of webinars expanding upon their webinar introducing the Contraceptive Implants Learning Resource Package (LRP). These webinars will address specific aspects of implants provision and provider training.

April 16, 2014
Event

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Advancing Partners & Communities hosted the Standard Days Method (SDM) in Community-Based Family Planning (CBFP) programs Technical Consultation. This meeting featured presentations from global leaders in CBFP and SDM, including country program staff from Mali, India, Rwanda and Uganda.

November 04, 2014
Announcement

Today, FP2020 released its second annual progress report detailing progress and achievements made in the last year. This year, FP2020’s coordinated, forward-focused efforts have achieved measurable results, including bringing the total number of pledging countries up to 29. 

September 24, 2014
Blog

K4Health's new blog post from FHI360's Kirsten Krueger, MSW and John Stanback, PhD, promotes task sharing as a solution to the global health worker crisis and provides practical actions individuals can do to support task sharing in family planning.

September 22, 2014
Announcement

EngenderHealth announced their WTFP?! (Where's the Family Planning?!) campaign to raise awareness about the millions of women worldwide who want to plan their families, yet lack access to contraceptives. The campaign is designed to give people the opportunity to use their social networks for good by raising awareness online. Join the cause!

September 09, 2014
General News

On August 29, 2014, the GBCHA hosted its 7th annual awards ceremony to publicly recognize the unique and vital contributions made towards health and wellness by the business community in Guyana. APC/Guyana was a proud sponsor of the award for community investment and congratulates Scotia Bank on their receipt of the award.

August 21, 2014
Announcement

The World Health Organization's (WHO) new guidance provides recommendations concerning the use of hormonal contraceptive methods by women at high risk of HIV and women living with HIV, including women taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).  

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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.

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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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Community-based Access to Injectables in sub-Saharan Africa
March 2017 | Policy
This map illustrates the status of the provision of injectable contraception by community health workers by country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Managing the policy advocacy process: Drug shops’ provision of injectable contraception in Uganda
March 2017 | Case Study
Private drug shops could offer an opportunity to expand access to family planning because they are commonplace in rural areas and support a sustainable commercial market for health products.
Sierra Leone National Community Health Worker Policy 2016-2020
February 2017 | Policy
Advancing Partners & Communities has provided training, technical assistance, and operational support for revising and implementing the MOHS’ CHW Policy. The policy is now a cornerstone of the Presidential Recovery Plan.
Community-Based Family Planning Course
January 2017 | E-Learning
This course from the Global Health eLearning Center orients the learner to the essential elements for designing and implementing successful, sustainable CBFP programs.

Latest News

March 27, 2017
APC grantees Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Guyana Trans United are advocating to change a discriminatory law against transgender people in Guyana. 
March 27, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Join APC at the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference from March 27, 2017 – March 30, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
March 24, 2017
Translating research into policy and practice was key to the acceptance of CBA2I in Africa.

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A female community leader in Sierra Leone is able to improve water supply to her community's health facility through advocacy and community engagement. 


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