Sorie Samura is a referral coordinator in charge of referrals from peripheral health units and district hospitals across Sierra Leone for all Ebola survivors requiring tertiary care.

A Survivor Advocate helped Ebola survivor Dora Dumbuya access appropriate health services—and ultimately surgery that saved her life.

April 01, 2018 to April 07, 2018
Event

World Health Worker Week is an opportunity to mobilize communities, partners, and policy makers in support of community health workers (CHWs). Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) recognizes and celebrates the life-saving contributions of CHWs around the world. 

Peace Hene hails from the Volta region of Ghana. She has been a volunteer health worker since 2012 and joined HealthKeepers Network about two years ago.

Francis Amenuve is a HealthKeeper and a subsistence farmer. He attributes his success in getting people to adopt health-promoting practice with his respect for their choices and their privacy.

Amina Amidu is a smart and hardworking young lady who works with the Kayayei (Head Porters) Youth Association in Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra. She joined the HealthKeepers Network after learning about it from the leader of the Youth Association.

Peace Kpodo, a health worker with HealthKeepers Network, provides services including education on family planning; dispelling myths and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS; and promoting and selling family planning commodities.

Believe Semakor is a community health worker who has worked with HealthKeepers Network for almost two years.

March 12, 2018
Announcement

Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) recently conducted research to show that self-injected contraceptives increase the continued use of contraception among women in low-resource settings, where the availability of high-quality contraceptives is limited. The full results of this research have now been published in The Lancet Global Health.

Success Story

Women leaders of survivor organizations in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are stepping up across the region to address challenges for Ebola survivors, while promoting gender equality in their countries.

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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.

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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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Improving Health through Information Revolution in Ethiopia
August 2019 | Infographic
Download the infographic to learn more about APC's Health Management Information System (HMIS) Scale-up Project in Ethiopia. From 2014 to 2019, APC contributed to the development of the health information system by supporting systems development, capacity building, and networking in all regions of the country and within the Federal Ministry of Health.
APC Revue du Programme Pays Bénin
August 2019 | Report
Entre septembre 2012 et avril 2019, le projet Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) financé par l’USAID et mis en œuvre par JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. et FHI 360, a soutenu des programmes de santé communautaire au Bénin, principalement dans les 10 zones sanitaires de l’USAID et au niveau national.
Population Health And Environment: Changing The Story Of Communities Within The Greater Amanzule Wetland Area in Ghana
July 2019 | Photo Gallery
Explore the story and lessons learned from the PHE project, Integrating Health and Family Planning into Greater Amanzule Wetland (GAW) Landscape Conservation and Small Scale Fisheries Management in the Western Region of Ghana.
Community Health Worker Provision of Injectable Contraception: An Implementation Handbook and Job Aids
July 2019 | Job Aid
Are you working on implementing CBA2I programs? Check out an implementation handbook developed by FHI 360, which is a step-by-step guide for introducing injectable contraceptives into an existing community-based distribution program. Along with three additional resources, a community health workers job aid booklet, a counseling tool, and a user guide that APC contributed to which are tools that can be adapted for country-specific needs.

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July 24, 2019
View the recording of the webinar put on by APC grantee Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) that talks about practical tools to inform communities in language they can understand of the variety of choices they have to time and space pregnancies. The webinar explored how you can use these tools in your community-based programs or develop your own for the areas where you work. They also looked at how to develop, test, and translate tools that work for communities, and explored an example of a training curriculum developed for Islamic leaders. These lessons are applicable not just for family planning, but for all community-based programs.
July 10, 2019
A local organization in Ghana called Hen Mpoano received a grant from APC to address barriers to health service access. Hen Mpoano trained 34 members of local conservation committees, savings and loans groups, and fishery management committees in 10 of these communities on key health messages and practices, such as handwashing, birth spacing, and correct use of insecticide-treated nets. These champions serve as resources for their families and neighbors when community health officers are not there.
July 03, 2019
APC sub-grantee Motivation has been working with APC grantee World Vision to share their expertise in wheelchair service provision with their community networks. This blog explores the training programmes and how they will help even more disabled people in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania.

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Top photo credits (left to right): Puskar Khanal/JSI; Dominic Chavez/World Bank.