November 02, 2015

The USAID ASSIST Project has just launched an eLearning course on Improving Health Care Quality through USAID’s Global Health eLearning Center. Free and open to learners from around the world, this course is the first of its kind to focus on quality improvement approaches and methodologies for low-resource settings.

January 25, 2016 to January 28, 2016

APC is playing an active role in the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia from January 25-28. Our members will come together with other experts in the family planning community to share best practices, acknowledge past successes and challenges, and plan for the future.

October 26, 2015

Are you attending the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in November? Come and join SonkeGender Justice, one of the Advancing Partners & Communities Project’s grantees, for an interactive and exciting pre-workshop about men in family planning on November 11, 2015!

September 03, 2015

To address the gap in knowledge about the integration of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) within community-based family planning (CBFP) programs, APC convened a meeting in June 2015 on the integration of EC in CBFP programs. Learn more about the meeting and view the presentations.

August 03, 2015

APC's grantee, HealthKeepers Network, introduced its youth centered program known as Youth Link Up Program in Ghana to help address the raise in teenage pregnancy and promoting safer sexual practices and increase access to contraceptives for youth.

June 12, 2015

This three-day summit brought together global health leaders and development partners, including country representatives, to discuss a common agenda to improve and sustain country measurement and accountability systems for health results through 2030.

May 20, 2015

APC's assessment of the Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) in Nepal explores the job satisfaction of FCHVs, range of services provided, and challenges faced by FCHVs.

To respond to the unmet need for family planning (FP) in Uganda, the Salvation Army Integrating Family Planning (SAIFaP) Project organized mobile outreach activities in hard to reach areas.

April 14, 2015

Read more about two upcoming events in April and May from APC on Sayana® Press and emergency contraception.

March 24, 2015

APC will be hosting two family planning table sessions at the Global Health Practitioner Conference in Alexandria, Virginia from April 13-17, 2015.


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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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National Guideline for Healthcare for Ebola Virus Disease Survivors
July 2018 | Policy
MOH Guidelines for health care for Ebola virus disease survivors (updated September 2016).
Executing Costed Implementation Plans - Experiences And Lessons From Senegal
July 2018 | Guide
In response to the FP2020 commitments of making high-quality, voluntary FP services, information, and supplies more available, acceptable, and affordable for an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries by 2020, co
Executing Costed Implementation Plans - Experiences And Lessons From Tanzania
July 2018 | Guide
In response to the FP2020 commitments of making high-quality, voluntary FP services, information, and supplies more available, acceptable, and affordable for an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries by 2020, co
Post-Ebola Recovery: Strengthening Community Health Services Endline Facility Assessment Report
June 2018 | Report
In response to USAID’s investment to restore and recover basic essential health services, Advancing Partners & Communities aimed to improve access to and availability of high-quality RMNCH services within primary health care facilities and at the community level in Sierra Leone.

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August 02, 2018
The fifth webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series will be on Vasectomy. The webinar is on Tuesday, August 2, 2018, from 9:00–10:00 A.M. ET.
July 13, 2018
As the Ebola outbreak raged, the Government of Liberia and partners introduced new financial incentives to compensate frontline health workers for the severe risks encountered when combatting the disease. To avoid issues with payment, mSTAR worked with the Government of Liberia’s Ministry of Health to build a set of standard operating procedures for payments to health workers through mobile money.
July 09, 2018
Written by APC's Abdul Samba Brima, a Sierra Leone native, he speaks to his experiences in a post-Ebola Sierra Leone as well as his work with APC on introducing community healing dialogues (CHDs) to help communities hardest hit by Ebola to address their problems head-on. 

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Dr. Udofia leading a training on ophthalmic care.

Advancing Partners & Communities selected the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, a graduate medical residency program that supports advanced training for physicians across a range of medical specialties, to independently manage the complex medical and surgical cases of Ebola survivors, as well as to offer specialty care to the general population.

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