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At the London Family Planning Summit in 2012, the Government of Uganda committed to providing universal access to family planning and reducing unmet need for family planning from the current 40 percent to 10 percent by 2022. To meet this ambitious goal, all potential means of increasing accessibility to family planning must be explored.

October 06, 2016
Announcement

The Advancing Partners & Communities project welcomed a delegation of Ebola survivors to Washington, D.C. on Monday, October 3, 2016. Led by the Honorable Dr. Sylvia Blyden, Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs, Republic of Sierra Leone, the delegation will meet with representatives from JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), the White House, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Institute of Health, and more to tell their stories and bring awareness to issues in the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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The Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services Program (ETP & SS) launched in July 2016 and is operating under the umbrella of priorities set by USAID’s Global Health Ebola Team. The program works with ministries of health and nongovernmental organizations in regions of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea that are most affected by the Ebola outbreak.

October 04, 2016
Announcement

The Faculty of Medical Technology (FMT) in Laos conducted a 4-week medical rehabilitation training under the USAID and Advancing Partners & Communities funded World Education Laos (WEL) TEAM project. On August 9, 2016, the FMT held a ceremony to officially kick off the training. The ceremony was attended by the WEL-TEAM Technical Director, Mr. Bernard Franck, as well as FMT officials and the 10 medical doctors from central and provincial hospitals who took part in the 4-week training.

September 23, 2016
Announcement

In Zambia, APC supported authorization for the national scale-up of Community Health Workers’ (CHW) provision of injectables after years of advocacy, multi-sectoral leadership and completion of a successful pilot study. The APC grantee ChildFund’s successful project in Zambia was one of the key factors influencing the government’s decision to allow trained CHWs to provide injectable contraception. This authorization will give women, especially those in rural, hard-to-reach areas, access to a safe and reliable family planning method and help Zambia reach its goal of increasing the modern contraceptive rate to 58% by 2020.

September 23, 2016
Announcement

Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances programs that improve the overall health of communities, especially family planning (FP). The project increases access to community-based family planning (CBFP) services, including Sayana Press, a progestin-only injectable contraceptive that provides three-months of coverage, similar to Depo-Provera. Sayana Press, however, it is unique in that it combines the needle and drug in a small, lightweight, easy-to-use single dose container.

September 20, 2016
Announcement

On Friday August 9, 2016 representatives from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and USAID visited the newly rehabilitated Fullah Town community health post (CHP) in the Makari Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali district. The aim of the visit was to review the health post’s progress and observe first hand changes in facility service delivery and use.

September 08, 2016
Announcement

The Emanzi intervention, implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with APC, targets men with partners with the intent of transforming them into male role models who will positively influence the attitudes of other men in their communities.

August 23, 2016
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Developing countries often face the unexpected: disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and political unrest. To sustain advances in their health systems while safeguarding communities, health staff and organizations need strategies that promote system resilience—the capacity to anticipate and respond to crises; maintain core functions when shocks strike; and reorganize when extreme conditions or circumstances arise.

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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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May 04, 2017
JSI, through Advancing Partners & Communities, and the Government of Liberia are providing necessary treatment for Ebola survivors with health problems. 

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