Reflections from 2018: A Year in Review with APC
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.
APC works in Benin to implement a community-based package of health care services to address infant, maternal, and neonatal mortality. Here, Mashoudou Mari sits with his wife Komkpa Boni, who is 25 and uses a contraceptive implant called Jadelle in the village of Yapagbe. Photo by Joshua Yospyn.
With support from APC grantee, World Vision Kenya, female community health volunteers reach women in the Barambate community of northeastern Kenya with messages about healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy and providing services and referrals for family planning. Photo by Kristen Devlin.
Véronique Honfo (left) is a beneficiary of an injectable contraceptive, DMPA-SC. Here she sits with Rancar Kohonou (center), a community health worker (CHW), and Clotilde Godjo Hessou, a former midwife who now works as a Research and Social Mobilization Officer (known as C/RAMS), at the Calavi Community Health Center just outside Cotonou, Benin. Photo by Joshua Yospyn.
A community health worker discusses proper use of oral contraceptive pills during a community health session in Tsarou village, Benin. Photo by Tishina Okegbe/FHI 360.
Edward, a village health team member in Ibulanku, Uganda, prepares to inject DMPA/SC-Sayana Press into his supervisor Evelyne, a registered nurse, during a cascading training as Betty, a registered midwife, looks on. Photo by Laura Wando/WellShare.
The emergency contraception assessment team in Mubende Uganda discussing the health center selection—counterclockwise from (right) Florence Namaganda, Shakira Nagasha, Rosette Nakubulwa and Sam Wandukwa. Photo by Laura Wando/WellShare.
[ABOVE] In Guyana, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play a critical role in the fight against HIV and AIDS for the more than 8,400 people living with the disease. In this photo, Quincy McEwan (left), Executive Director of Guyana Trans United, works with her staff on this important work. Photo by Joshua Yospyn.
[LEFT] Immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy brings hope and leads to viral suppression. Here, Dr. Milagros de la Rosa counsels and dispenses ARVs to Luis Enrique, who has achieved viral suppression only five months after initiating antiretroviral therapy in the Dominican Republic. Photo by Evandro Ramírez Clase/CEPROSH.
People who survive Ebola frequently suffer multiple complex health problems, including cataracts. Above, doctors inside an Emergency Smart Pod deployed at ELWA hospital in Liberia draw fluid from survivors’ eyes to test for Ebola. Photo by Joshua Yospyn.
Literacy programs help to transform the lives of Ebola survivors in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than 175 survivors and their families graduated from the adult literacy class supported by APC. Photo by JSI/APC Sierra Leone.
Health workers in Liberia receive training on mental health services, a crucial part of post-Ebola recovery for survivors of the Ebola Virus Disease. Photo by Eidolon Films.
Zouléha Karimou, a 35-year-old housewife and mother of five boys, takes part in a bednet demonstration in her village of Sibongou in the health zone of Bariénou, about 500 kilometers north of Cotonou, Benin. While her eldest child has died, her four remaining children, who range from one to 17 years old, are doing well. Photo by Joshua Yospyn.
Mebratu Gashaw, Medical Record Unit clerk, looks through the master patient index that enables him to retrieve individual medical records. Ethiopia’s Health Management Information System (HMIS) uses health information to improve service delivery within specific administrative areas and contributes towards improvement in decision making for better health services management. Photo by Shahzad Noorani.