On Aug. 14, Freetown was struck by a mudslide and flash flooding that cost the lives of nearly 500 people. It affected almost 6,000 people living primarily in five of the most hard-hit communities and left hundreds missing.
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Join APC grantee Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and the Christian Journal for Global Health for a discussion on the Global Church and Family Planning on September 28, 2017, from 9:00-10:00 A.M. US ET featuring programs in Uganda, Nepal, and India.
In May 2016, relais communautaires began introducing Sayana Press. In the three months since introduction, more than 450 women have received the contraceptive injection.
Sierra Leone is on its way to a health system that meets the needs of its people and is ready to confront the next infectious disease—be it Ebola or some other virus—with stronger, better-prepared health services.
In 2017, APC updated the Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog as part of its portfolio of tools and activities that support the role of policy in aligning and strengthening community health systems.
In Liberia, Ebola survivors come from every county, background, and profession. They want the world to hear their needs but not define them by a virus.
Advancing Partners & Communities hosted a luncheon and health discussion session for transgender pageant participants in Guyana.
Advancing Partners & Communities held a celebration event on June 20, 2017 in Freetown, Sierra Leone to highlight the achievements of USAID’s largest primary health care investment in Sierra Leone.
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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JSI, through Advancing Partners & Communities, and the Government of Liberia are providing necessary treatment for Ebola survivors with health problems.
APC's Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services program is focusing on meeting the medical and psychosocial needs of Ebola survivors in Liberia.
The Family Planning Voices (#FPVoices) Tumblr documents and shares real stories from real people around the world who are passionate about family planning. Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye shares his story.
Artistes in Direct Support (Artistes), a non-profit supported by Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) presented an HIV-focused skit for a downtown crowd in Georgetown, Guyana.
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.
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.
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.
Join APC at the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference from March 27, 2017 – March 30, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
APC grantees Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Guyana Trans United are advocating to change a discriminatory law against transgender people in Guyana.
Translating research into policy and practice was key to the acceptance of CBA2I in Africa.