March 05, 2015
Event

Join The Chicago Council and a network of international thought-leaders for a discussion on how an investment in women’s health can lead to a more equitable and prosperous future. The event will also be streamed live. Follow #IWD2015 and #makeithappen on twitter for updates. 

March 05, 2015
Tool

These modules provide opportunities for the global health community to learn more about effective in-service training and pre-service education, and about key global health topics including family planning and reproductive health and maternal and newborn health.

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.

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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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Systems Catalog

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.