Webinar

On February 18, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET, the Very Young Adolescent (VYA) Alliance will be hosting a webinar titled “Investing When It Counts: Partnering with Very Young Adolescents to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health.” Registration information will be released on Febuary 9, 2015.

January 26, 2015
Event

The Global Health Mini-University (Mini-U) is an annual learning forum for professionals and students highlighting best practices and new innovations in global health. This year, the Mini-U will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at George Washington University's Cloyd Heck Marvin Center in Washington, DC.

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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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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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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Flowchart: Integrating GBV Screening Within HIV Support Services in Guyana
November 2017 | Infographic
This flowchart breaks down the process for GBV screening within HIV support services in Guyana.
Gender-Based Violence & You: Know Your Rights
November 2017 | Brochure
This brochure provides information on how to get help for gender-based violence.
Gender-Based Violence Screening Tool
November 2017 | Training Guide
This screening tool was developed by APC Guyana to screen gender-based violence.
Overcoming Gender-Based Violence
November 2017 | Brochure
This brochure from Guyana provides information and important contacts for overcoming gender-based violence.

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 30, 2017
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.
November 30, 2017
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.

Success Stories

APC Success Story

APC’s Key Population Focal Point conducting a session on gender identify and sexual orientation.

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.


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