December 20, 2017
Announcement

Advancing Partners & Communities is excited to announce that our animated video, “Community Health Policy Matters,” is the winner of the advocacy category for the 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)-Pulitzer Global Health video competition!

Brief

Background, interventions, and results of APC's work in mental health in Sierra Leone, including the community healing dialogues and training in psychological first aid at Peripheral Health Units (PHUs).

December 19, 2017
Announcement

This video from Advancing Partners & Communities' grantee, World Vision, shows efforts to increase access and use of voluntary family planning services in North Eastern Kenya and received an Honorable Mention in the advocacy category for the 2018 CUGH-Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition.

A mother of four and a first-year physician’s assistant trainee at the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts, Jimaima was interning at the John Yekeh Memorial Clinic in Monrovia when she contracted the Ebola virus disease. Advancing Partners & Communities was critical in helping Jimaima find the necessary care post-Ebola.

As part of its efforts to overcome stigma and discrimination challenges, APC conducted quarterly sensitization sessions at Guyanese HIV care and treatment sites. In 2017, 66 people, including medical doctors, nurses, community health workers, auxiliary staff, and security personnel, participated.

Michelle, a client advocate associate with the APC project in Guyana, links people who are newly diagnosed with HIV to care and treatment, and helps people who have stopped coming for care to return.

November 30, 2017
Blog

Given mounting global evidence highlighting the correlation between experiencing violence and increased vulnerability to HIV infection, Guyana must tackle the causes of gender-based violence head-on.

November 30, 2017
General News

In Botswana, APC initiated data collection of HIV testing services using mobile phones to help identify risk factors associated with HIV, and to enable better screening.

Infographic

This flowchart breaks down the process for GBV screening within HIV support services in Guyana.

Brochure

This brochure provides information on how to get help for gender-based violence.

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

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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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Responding to Ebola Survivor Needs Strengthens the Health System in Sierra Leone
February 2019 | Brief
Ebola survivors are particularly vulnerable to ongoing health, economic, and social challenges. In November 2015, the Government established the Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES) as part of the ‘Resilient Zero’ pillar of the president’s 10–24 month post-Ebola recovery priorities. Survivors were also included in the existing Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) program, already offered to children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women, which allowed survivors to access public-sector health services without cost.
Ebola Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services, Liberia: Endline Ebola Survivor Assessment (August 2018)
January 2019 | Assessment
The assessments confirmed that survivors have sought primary treatment from health facilities when they first get sick, with more than 90 percent of both baseline and endline respondents reporting that they had received treatment at a health facility within the past six months (92.3 and 91.7 percent, respectively).
Programme de Prévention de la Transmission d’Ebola et de Renforcement des Services pour les Guéris d’Ebola en Guinée: Rapport de l'Enquete de Finale sur les Gueriz d'Ebola (Juin, 2018)
January 2019 | Assessment
Le programme ETP&SS vise à atteindre l’objectif de réduire le risque de nouvelles flambées d’Ebola en Guinée en appuyant le programme national de SA-Ceint. Il faut souligner ici que l’objectif principal de la SA-Ceint est de minimiser le risque de la résurgence de la maladie à virus Ebola à travers la surveillance active en ceinture des guéris d'Ebola soutenue par les communautés locales dans lesquelles vivent les guéris d’Ebola.
Programme de Prévention de la Transmission d’Ebola et de Renforcement des Services pour les Guéris d’Ebola en Guinée: Rapport de l'Enquete de Base sur les Gueriz d'Ebola (Aout, 2017)
January 2019 | Report
L’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola qui a frappé la Guinée en 2014-2015 a été une crise qui avait gravement menacé le système de santé et l’économie du pays. Cette épidémie a été à la base de l’émergence de plusieurs problèmes médicaux, psychosociaux, socio-économiques et professionnels dans le pays.

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December 27, 2018
2018 brought a year’s worth of successes for APC across our work in family planning, HIV, the post-Ebola response, and community health around the world. Continue on to see our work in action throughout the year.
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.

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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