Brief

This brief by Family Planning High Impact Practices defines common leadership and management traits and provides an overview of how strong leadership and management can improve family planning programs.

October 15, 2015
Announcement

This video from Measure Evaluation tells a powerful story of how a simple innovation in a paper-based patient tracking system helped improve the health of mothers, newborns, and communities.

This video from Measure Evaluation tells a powerful story of how a simple innovation in a paper-based patient tracking system helped improve the health of mothers, newborns, and communities.

Strategy

The new Global Strategy aims to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for all women, children and adolescents, transform the future and ensure that every newborn, mother and child not only survives, but thrives.

October 15, 2015
Blog

To understand where, when, and what health services are provided within a health system, quality data must be available. In a country as large as Ethiopia—with 94 million people—developing and implementing systems for capturing quality data can be a daunting task, but when done well can improve how decisions are made, from national budgeting down to health facility outreach planning.

Report

In 2014, USAID programs showed great progress, from improving newborn and maternal health to protecting communities from infectious diseases, in rural areas and cities, reaching people with the greatest need.

Report

This report published by WHO is part of the process for improving the quality of care in family planning. It presents current WHO guidance on the safety of various contraceptive methods for use in the context of specific health conditions and characteristics.

Report

USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) released a major new report, which for the first time presents a significant body of evidence linking health systems strengthening interventions to measurable impacts on health outcomes.

July 15, 2015
Blog

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) launched their new 'Rights in Action' blog series to commemorate the third anniversary of the London Summit on Family Planning and the creation of FP2020. The blog series celebrates the longstanding work and dedication of their global partners in upholding the principles of rights and empowerment in family planning.

June 25, 2015
Announcement

The State of the World's Fathers is the first-ever report to provide a global view on the state of men’s contribution to parenting and caregiving around the world.

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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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Community Health
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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Facility Management Committee Training Manual and Tools
June 2018 | Training Guide
Developed by the Government of Sierra Leone, Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Directorate of Primary Health Care with support from Advancing Partners & Communities, the Facility Management Committee (FMC) Training Manual and Tools promotes the resources needed to empower and support functional, sustainable FMCs. It is a companion document to the FMC Operational Guidelines.
Facility Management Committee Operational Guidelines
June 2018 | Guide
Developed by the Government of Sierra Leone, Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Directorate of Primary Health Care with support from Advancing Partners & Communities, the Facility Management Committee (FMC) Operational Guidelines define stakeholder roles and responsibilities in promoting FMC functionality and sustainability, and recommend implementation approaches and tools.
Civil Society Organizations Forge a Place within the Dominican Republic’s HIV Response
June 2018 | Brief
In the Dominican Republic (DR), HIV-focused civil society organizations (CSOs) developed a platform to expand access to primary health care (PHC), including HIV services, for key and vulnerable populations.
Guyana Infographic: Why Funding NGOs is a Smart Investment
May 2018 | Infographic
In Guyana, where more than 8,400 people are living with HIV and AIDS, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play a critical role in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In 2016, NGOs conducted 31 percent of the country’s HIV testing, making them an important partner in the country’s efforts to reduce the rate of transmission. NGOs also provide up to 50 percent of all services for people living with HIV.

Latest News

May 30, 2018
The Ministry of Health with local stakeholders and international organizations presented the draft State Social Contracting (SSC) program to collect feedback and recommendations from all involved in its development.
May 25, 2018
On May 14, 2018, APC participated in a forum, hosted by USAID/Guinea in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, on improving Guinea’s resilience through sustainable development.
May 24, 2018
In Guyana, where more than 8,400 people are living with HIV and AIDS, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play a critical role in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In 2016, NGOs conducted 31 percent of the country’s HIV testing, making them an important partner in the country’s efforts to reduce the rate of transmission. NGOs also provide up to 50 percent of all services for people living with HIV.

Success Stories

APC Success Story

Leaders of RENASEG participate in the Survivor Network Regional Workshop in Conakry, Guinea in March 2017. Dr. Seny Ivonne Loua, Vice President (left) and Dr. Mamadou Oury Diallo, President (right).

During the past year, APC’s support has enabled RENASEG’s leadership to develop strategic and operational plans for the organization and to network with other countries’ survivor associations at regional workshops.


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Top photo credits (left to right): Puskar Khanal/JSI; Dominic Chavez/World Bank.