February 27, 2015
Blog

New blog explores APC's Dashboard on Youth Sexual & Reproductive (SRH) Health: Asia & Middle East. Accessible data will facilitate the development of interventions that improve young people’s access to SRH services and enable them to lead healthy and productive lives.

February 25, 2015
Event

Join USAID on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm for a lively discussion and demo of three online tools that aggregate data on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

February 03, 2015
Event

This year, the World Congress On Public Health will be held in Kolkata, India from February 11-15, 2015. This international congress is held every three years for key public health professionals and stakeholders to share experiences and exchange knowledge about effective policies, programs and best practices for public health. The Congress will also provide a platform to debate and discuss prevailing and emerging global health issues. The theme for the 14th World Congress is “Healthy People – Healthy Environment”.

Guide

These generic grantee guidance materials are for organizations that receive USAID funding and need assistance meeting the funding requirements and compliance for USAID.

November 25, 2014
Blog

Over the next 15 days, the Advancing Partners & Communities Project in Guyana will be doing a series of blogs to highlight different aspects of gender-based violence.

July 08, 2016
Announcement

In Uganda, APC is working on youth issues through the scale-up of the Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformation (GREAT) project, an assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of interventions to reduce unintended pregnancy among in-school youth, and the use of mobile phone technology for reproductive health for youth.

APC RFQ No. APC-SL-009

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is soliciting proposals for the provision of various medical equipment and accessories as described in this RFQ. These items are being purchased for the JSI/Advancing Partners and Communities Project, which is funded by USAID and is subject to all applicable Federal Financial Rules and Regulations and Provisions 2CFR200.

April 15, 2016
Announcement

With the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and our implementing partners, Advancing Partners & Communities selected 100 health facilities that will benefit from a full package of project interventions. The following maps display the geographical locations of the 20 main facilities and districts that APC serves.

Report

FP2020 has released a new report on the progress of family planning that details the accomplishments and challenges remaining in order to bring modern contraception to an additional 120 million women and girls by the year 2020.

E-Learning

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.

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Building Resilient Health Systems

Watch captivating videos and read more about the work APC is doing in Liberia to strengthen the health system and give hope to Ebola survivors.

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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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Responding to Ebola Survivor Needs Strengthens the Health System in Sierra Leone
September 2018 | Reflections
In Sierra Leone, integrating Clinical Training Officers and Referral Coordinators within the existing health structures of service delivery and management has strengthened their mandate and benefited other categories of vulnerable groups.
HMIS Ethiopia Infographic
August 2018 | Infographic
The Health Management Infomation system (HMIS) scale-up project in Ethiopia supports the Federal Ministry of Health's (FMOH's) ongoing commitment to Strenthen Evidence-based decision making and health system performance.
End-of-term Review of the 2010-2015 National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan
August 2018 | Publication
APC performed a review of Tanzania's National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (NFPCIP) to analyze challenges, lessons learned, and inform planning for the NFPCIP II.
Increasing Access to Quality, Community-Based Family Planning Services: APC’s Comprehensive Approach in Uganda
August 2018 | Brief
To help ensure that all Ugandans have access to quality, voluntary FP services, USAID’s Advancing Partners and Communities Project (APC) — led by JSI Research & Training Insitute, Inc. and implemented by FHI 360 in Uganda — supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement a comprehensive approach to community-based family planning (CBFP).

Latest News

August 31, 2018
Read a blog by APC and APC grantee, ChildFund International, about a successful billboard campaign in Zambia used to help raise awareness around family planning and expanding the method mix. 
August 21, 2018
Advancing Partners & Communities, along with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES) Program Implementation Unit (PIU), the Emory Eye Center, JSI Research & Training Institute Inc. (JSI) funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Sierra Leone Ebola Association for Ebola Survivors (SLAES) did a follow-up eye care campaign to last year’s National Eye Care.
August 20, 2018
On 25 June 2018, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer and the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Wurie participated in the hand-over ceremony of 19 medicines worth more than $200,000 that will be used to treat the most common medical conditions among EVD Survivors: eye care, mental health and neurology, ear, nose and throat conditions and joint pain. The USAID donation ceremony took place at the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex – Connaught Hospital.

Success Stories

APC Success Story

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As Guinea’s Ebola survivors recovered from the virus and were discharged from Ebola treatment centers, they faced a new and perhaps even more difficult situation, coming home. The APC project engaged people from 60 communities in the districts most affected by the Ebola outbreak to combat stigma that prevents survivors from reintegrating into their communities and getting the health care they need.


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