Shane's journey as a peer educator for HIV began after attending an HIV education session in 2008.

For the past 15 years, Elizabeth Mc Almont has worked tirelessly to provide HIV education and other related services to a wide cross-section of persons in Guyana.

Policy

This map illustrates the status of the provision of injectable contraception by community health workers by country in sub-Saharan Africa.

March 27, 2017
Article

APC grantees Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Guyana Trans United are advocating to change a discriminatory law against transgender people in Guyana. 

Case Study

Private drug shops could offer an opportunity to expand access to family planning because they are commonplace in rural areas and support a sustainable commercial market for health products.

March 24, 2017
Blog

Translating research into policy and practice was key to the acceptance of CBA2I in Africa.

A female community leader in Sierra Leone is able to improve water supply to her community's health facility through advocacy and community engagement. 

Post-Ebola, a facility management committee in Sierra Leone is encouraging women to return to health facilities to give birth.

The Family Awareness Consciousness Togetherness (FACT) program in Guyana helped two sisters, who were made vulnerable by HIV, to break the cycle of poverty and attend university.

March 27, 2017 to March 30, 2017
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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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Community Health Policy Matters
May 2017 | Video
APC’s Community Health Policy Matters video tells the story of fictional characters Winnie and Mary, and how a fragmented health system affects each woman’s ability to access family planning services in her respective community. This animated video highlights how policy can improve the health system for women.
Controle De La Qualite Des Donnes De Planification Familiale A L'aide De L'outil RDQA Dans Les Regions Medicales De Dakar, Thies, Et St. Louis
April 2017 | Study
La présente étude se situe dans ce cadre et a pour objectif d’évaluer la qualité des données de routine dela planification familiale dans les régions médicales de Dakar, Saint Louis et Thiès au Sénégal.
Controle De La Qualite Des Donnes De Planification Familiale A L'aide De L'outil RDQA Dans Les Regions Medicales De Fatick, Diourbel Et Kaolack
April 2017 | Study
La présente étude se situe dans ce cadre et a pour objectif général d’évaluer la qualité des données de routine de la planification familiale dans les régions médicales de Fatick, Diourbel et Kaolack au Sénégal.
Strengthening Health Services as Part of the Post-Ebola Transition in Sierra Leone: Community Engagement Implementation Toolkit
April 2017 | Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to guide the community engagement process for improved community ownership of peripheral health unit quality and catchment area health outcomes in support of the project’s Community Engagement Implementation Strategy.

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June 02, 2017
Jackqueline Bwire Nabwire, a community health worker trained by APC Uganda, works to bring family planning to women in her village.
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JSI, through Advancing Partners & Communities, and the Government of Liberia are providing necessary treatment for Ebola survivors with health problems. 

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Clínica de Familia’s HIV clinic in La Romana province of the Dominican Republic is helping gay men like Manuel get tested for HIV.


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