March 24, 2015
Event

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

March 03, 2015
Photo Gallery

Ms. Sin Sokunthy, a 39-year-old physiotherapist, works as a technical coordinator at the Veterans International Cambodia's (VIC) Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Center. Follow Ms. Sokunthy as she treats her 6-month-old patient, Meth Panhasak, for clubfoot.

Fact Sheet

The APC grantee World Vision's ACCESS project is helping to address the issue of development organizations too often distributing wheelchairs without proper assessment, fitting, or follow-up as outlined in the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines.

March 06, 2015
Blog

International Women’s Day is a global awareness day and call to action commemorating the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide, as well as acknowledging the barriers to gender inequality. Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) is working to protect and advance women’s rights by decreasing instances of GBV and FGM/C and increasing access to CBFP.

February 27, 2015
Event

Stigma and discrimination is an obstacle for vulnerable populations to access HIV prevention and treatment services. The project Advancing Partners & Communities in the Dominican Republic (DR) is committed to reduce stigma and discrimination against vulnerable populations.

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.

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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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Creating Global Resources for Developing Mobile Family Planning Applications for Community Health Workers
December 2018 | Brief
To align digital solutions that improve family planning service (FP) delivery among community health workers, APC is producing a generic set of resources that FP stakeholders can use as a starting point for developing FP mobile applications. APC is spearheading this effort in collaboration with international and local NGOs, technology firms, donors, and ministries of health.
Photo Journal: Mentorship Increases Confidence in Health Care Workers in Sierra Leone
December 2018 | Photo Gallery
Through the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project, managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 14 Clinical Training Officers (CTOs) working in 14 districts have received extensive training and on-the-job support to enhance their clinical and mentorship capacities. With these new skills, the 14 CTOs have provided training and mentorship to healthcare workers in 264 Peripheral Health Units across the country.
Baseline Ebola Survivor Assessment in Liberia
December 2018 | Assessment
APC's ETP&SS program conducted an Ebola survivor assessment in four counties in Liberia using a mixed method of surveys and interviews. The assessment was conducted with the assistance of the National Ebola Survivors Network of Liberia and is focused on understanding survivors’ experiences when interacting with the Liberian health care system and their knowledge and perceptions of survivor representative bodies.
Toward Harmonization: Community Health Policy and Program Trends Data from the Community Health Systems Catalog
November 2018 | Publication
This publication provides health policy and program trends data from APC's Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog, one of APC’s flagship resources, that provides information on community health policies and programs in 25 countries. Updated in 2017, it provides policymakers, NGOs, researchers, and donors with policy data to advance community health research, programming, and advocacy efforts.

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December 06, 2018
The sixth webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series will be on Tubal Ligation. The webinar is on Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 9:00–10:00 A.M. ET.
November 29, 2018
The Anglican Church of Uganda helps protect the health of mothers and children by educating communities on family planning and providing family planning care in its clinics in Uganda. Watch a video by APC grantee CCIH showcasing local reverends discussing their views on family planning.
November 28, 2018
The videos, created by APC/Guyana with technical assistance from JSI, which are also available for audio-only broadcasting, talk about the importance of getting tested; disclosing status and testing partners; the ART regimen; and adhering to it.

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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