September 22, 2014
Announcement

EngenderHealth announced their WTFP?! (Where's the Family Planning?!) campaign to raise awareness about the millions of women worldwide who want to plan their families, yet lack access to contraceptives. The campaign is designed to give people the opportunity to use their social networks for good by raising awareness online. Join the cause!

September 09, 2014
General News

On August 29, 2014, the GBCHA hosted its 7th annual awards ceremony to publicly recognize the unique and vital contributions made towards health and wellness by the business community in Guyana. APC/Guyana was a proud sponsor of the award for community investment and congratulates Scotia Bank on their receipt of the award.

August 21, 2014
Announcement

The World Health Organization's (WHO) new guidance provides recommendations concerning the use of hormonal contraceptive methods by women at high risk of HIV and women living with HIV, including women taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).  

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Building Resilient Health Systems in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

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

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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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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Community Health Matters on the Journey to Self-Reliance
May 2019 | Publication
Learn more about APC's event at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2019. The program highlights the work that APC has done over the last seven years and includes information on our speakers as well as an infographic on the major results of the project.
Local Capacity Initiative Final Report
May 2019 | Report
In 2013, the U.S. Government, with funding from PEPFAR, established the Local Capacity Initiative (LCI) to strengthen sustainability of national HIV and AIDS responses through increased advocacy capacity of local NGOs. Read the final report which talks about the work done from 2014 -2018, where USAID and CDC made awards to local organizations through APC in 14 countries/regions which focused on designing and implementing local solutions to policy barriers that impede key populations’access to HIV and other health services.
Population, Health, and Environment Efforts in the Lake Victoria Basin: The Next Phase - April 2019
May 2019 | Report
In 2014, APC awarded a 21month grant to the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) to implement the Sustainable Health and People’s Environment in Lake Victoria Basin (SHAPELVB) intervention. SHAPELVB built the capacity of local partners to integrate community-based family planning (CBFP) into their ongoing population, health, and environment (PHE)-related activities.
Renforcement du système de sante communautaire au Bénin
April 2019 | Infographic
Afin d'améliorer la couverture sanitaire, le gouvernement béninois a lancé un ensemble d'interventions sanitaires fondées sur des données factuelles, dénommé PIHI (paquet d'interventions à haut impact), en 2010. À compter de 2012, le projet Avancement des Partenariats et des Communautés (APC) financé par l'USAID a aidé trois organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) et le Ministère de la Santé à introduire cet ensemble de services dans dix zones sanitaires prioritaires de l'USAID par les relais communautaires (RC). Avec l'aide d'APC, les ONG ont formé des RC et ont fourni un soutien et une supervision permanents pour mettre en oeuvre le PIHI dans leurs communautés.

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May 01, 2019
Watch the webcast recording from APC's May 1st event, Community Health Matters in the Journey to Self-Reliance, put on in collaboration with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center.
April 12, 2019
This issue of the Quality Improvement Collaborative Newsletter tracks the timeline from the conceptualization, launch, and implementation of the QIC model at the PEPFAR-supported clinical sites. This model supports the Government of the Dominican Republic (GODR) expansion of the “Treatment for All” strategy to meet the country’s 90-90-90 treatment target established by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to achieve control of the HIV epidemic by 2020.
April 11, 2019
As part of the APC work in Liberia, USAID has dedicated a rainwater harvester and wells constructed to supply water to two hospitals in Lofa County. The new wells and water storage system, as well as solar panels to provide energy to the wells, is part of the work to strengthen health services across eight counties in Liberia.

Success Stories

APC Success Story

WellShare International is integrating DMPA SC self-injection in six sub-counties of Iganga and Bugweri Districts, Uganda in the context of a full and informed choice family planning program. Community Health Workers, known as Village Health Team (VHT) members in Uganda, and health workersoffered injectable contraceptives within youth-friendly community-based family planning services.


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