WellShare International trained 257 village health team members in Uganda to provide adolescents with adolescent sexual and reproductive health counseling and family planning services.

April 10, 2017
Announcement

From April 3-7, 2017, six staff comprising the Liberian National Ebola Survivor Secretariat visited the Program Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Sierra Leone Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES) to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s policies and practices.

April 10, 2017
Announcement

Advancing Partners & Communities held a regional workshop for leadership from Ebola survivor associations from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in Conakry, Guinea from March 27th to 29th, 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.

April 03, 2017 to April 08, 2017
Event

World Health Worker Week offers the opportunity to globally mobilize communities, partners, and policy makers in support of community health workers (CHWs). Check out some of our health worker spotlights to see how APC is working to advance global leadership in community health, support policies and programs surrounding community health workers, and ultimately improve health outcomes.

Publication

APC’s Community Health Systems Catalog documents policy guidance across 25 countries in detailed profiles and data sets.

Yodalki, a health advocate who has worked for Grupo Este Amor in Eastern Dominican Republic for 14 years, uses his training in community counseling and support to fight for the rights of the LGBTI community and people living with HIV.

Azalia has worked in his role as premium collector for 13 years, a role that involves not just collecting premiums, but also educating villagers about the CHF and the value in joining.

Winfrida Visulo has worked as midwife and nurse manager at the Itepula Dispensary in Mbozi district for 16 years.

Tumpe Mwakasungula has worked as a nurse midwife for 16 years in the Masukulu community of the Rungwe district and enjoys serving in the community.

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Photo of a baby on a chair and a nurse in Liberia (click to visit the CHS Catalog)

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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Beyond the crisis: did the Ebola epidemic improve resilience of Liberia’s health system?
November 2017 | Journal Article
Although the Ebola epidemic stimulated some positive adaptations in Liberia’s health system, building a truly resilient health system will require longer-term investments and sustained attention long beyond the crisis.
Program Overview: Capacity Building and Results-Based Financing in Haiti
November 2017 | Summary
In Haiti, APC is responsible for building organizational and staff capacity of Haitian organizations to ensure that grantees implement operational and technical programs in alignment with their USAID award and deliver high-quality services.
Ebola Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services, Sierra Leone
October 2017 | Project Highlight
In Sierra Leone, APC has received USAID Global Health Ebola Team funding to implement the Ebola Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services project in support of the Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES), jointly led by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs.
HMIS Scale-Up Project Fact Sheet
October 2017 | Fact Sheet
The Advancing Partners & Communities project is implementing a health management information system (HMIS) in Ethiopia through the USAID-funded HMIS/M&E Scale-Up Project, which began in 2009 to help the Federal Ministry of Health and the Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s and Oromia regional health bureaus scale up reformed HMIS and use of data for decision-making.

Latest News

December 07, 2017
Please join Advancing Partners & Communities for the second webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series: Fertility Awareness Methods, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, from 8:30–9:30 A.M. EST.
November 22, 2017
In October 2017, Advancing Partners & Communities, in conjunction with PEPFAR and other partners convened a meeting with Ministry of Health officials, donors, and civil society members in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to discuss sustainable responses to the national health system.
November 06, 2017 to November 11, 2017
Join Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, Evaluation 2017, from November 6-11 in Washington, D.C.

Success Stories

APC Success Story

Doctor Martha Cruz, HIV physician at Hospital Lotes y Servicios, and her patient Richard.

Implementation of Test and START at the six PEPFAR/USAID-supported HIV clinics has reduced the patient treatment initiation window from 30 days in early 2017, to an average of seven days by September, extending the benefits to patients and the health system.


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