The Ministry of Health with local stakeholders and international organizations presented the draft State Social Contracting (SSC) program to collect feedback and recommendations from all involved in its development.
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On May 14, 2018, APC participated in a forum, hosted by USAID/Guinea in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, on improving Guinea’s resilience through sustainable development.
In Guyana, where more than 8,400 people are living with HIV and AIDS, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play a critical role in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In 2016, NGOs conducted 31 percent of the country’s HIV testing, making them an important partner in the country’s efforts to reduce the rate of transmission. NGOs also provide up to 50 percent of all services for people living with HIV.
Advancing Partners & Communities and Partners in Health organized a course on foundational financial management training for members of the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors, helping to build the organization's capacity to become fully autonomous.
APC's Erchell Tibel discusses challenges and strategies to strengthening the capacity of USAID-funded Haitian organizations.
The fourth webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series was on Intrauterine Devices (IUDs). The webinar was on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, from 9:00–10:00 A.M. EST.
USAID, through the APC project, is helping the Government of Liberia to rehabilitate health services and provide services for Ebola survivors. All of this is being done with an eye toward long-term sustainability and enabling the health system to make continued improvements on its own.
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.
Through APC's support, nurses, registered midwives and physician assistants from the four counties hardest hit by Ebola completed a six-month intensive training program on mental health.
JSI Research & Training Institute, through the Advancing Partners & Communities project, and the World Health Organization dedicated a refurbished and well equipped medical laboratory at the Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital in Liberia.
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.
Advancing Partners & Communities has supported the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other partners to build the capacity of the public health system in Sierra Leone to provide evidence-based mental health services.
JSI Research & Training Institute’s Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project organized a Quality Improvement (QI) Collaboratives Launch Workshop in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (DR) from January 31 to February 2, 2018.
Advancing Partners & Communities conducted a webinar on Hormonal Injectables, on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. View the webinar recording and presentations.
On January 30, 2018, Guinea’s National Network of Ebola survivors, Réseau National des Associations de Survivants d’Ebola de Guinée (RENASEG), celebrated the inauguration of its new headquarters in Conakry.
In order to support the mental health needs of those affected by the mudslide in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the World Health Organization with funding from the UK Government, JSI and USAID quickly deployed Mental Health Nurses pulled from other parts of the country to provide urgent Psychological First Aid, focusing initially on psychosocial and trauma counselling.
This rapid assessment was conducted in Guyana to gather information on the programmatic and capacity needs of the non-governmental organisations supported through APC to implement services for key populations as well as the structural challenges faced by these NGOs.
Sorie Samura is one of less than 70 health workers who contracted Ebola and survived. He is now back in active service working as a Referral Coordinator for King’s Sierra Leone Partnership at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, the largest government hospital in Sierra Leone and its main teaching and referral hospital.
In late September 2017, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, ELWA Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health to bring in cataract surgeons, ophthalmologists and lab specialists from Emory University and Johns Hopkins University Hospitals, among others, to perform cataract surgeries for Ebola survivors in Liberia.
In late September 2017, APC partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, ELWA Hospital, and the National Institutes for Health to bring in cataract surgeons from Emory University and Johns Hopkins University Hospitals to perform cataract surgeries for Ebola survivors in Liberia.
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