After the Ebola epidemic, a community health center in Sierra Leone is now able to provide improved quality health care services, including family planning.
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Join Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) at the first International Symposium on Community Health Workers in Kampala, Uganda from February 21st to February 23rd, 2017.
On February 2, 2017, the Government of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation launched the revised Community Health Worker Policy, 2016-2020.
The continued interest in the Global Health eLearning Center’s CBFP course is evidence of a growing global demand for programming resources in this high impact practice.
Advancing Partners & Communities launched the USAID-funded Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services program on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia.
APC is partnering with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company in Guyana to reach people living with HIV through mobile technology.
On November 17th, 2016, Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) signed a ground breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with partners in Guyana to strengthen services for members of key populations.
Join APC at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research from November 14th - 18th, 2016.
On August 4 and 5, 2016, Asia Development with Disabled Persons (ADDP) Japan organized a wheelchair basketball training and demonstration match under the USAID-funded World Education Laos (WEL) TEAM project.
The Advancing Partners & Communities project welcomed a delegation of Ebola survivors to Washington, D.C. on Monday, October 3, 2016. Led by the Honorable Dr. Sylvia Blyden, Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs, Republic of Sierra Leone, the delegation will meet with representatives from JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), the White House, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Institute of Health, and more to tell their stories and bring awareness to issues in the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
The Faculty of Medical Technology (FMT) in Laos conducted a 4-week medical rehabilitation training under the USAID and Advancing Partners & Communities funded World Education Laos (WEL) TEAM project. On August 9, 2016, the FMT held a ceremony to officially kick off the training. The ceremony was attended by the WEL-TEAM Technical Director, Mr. Bernard Franck, as well as FMT officials and the 10 medical doctors from central and provincial hospitals who took part in the 4-week training.
Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances programs that improve the overall health of communities, especially family planning (FP). The project increases access to community-based family planning (CBFP) services, including Sayana Press, a progestin-only injectable contraceptive that provides three-months of coverage, similar to Depo-Provera. Sayana Press, however, it is unique in that it combines the needle and drug in a small, lightweight, easy-to-use single dose container.
In Zambia, APC supported authorization for the national scale-up of Community Health Workers’ (CHW) provision of injectables after years of advocacy, multi-sectoral leadership and completion of a successful pilot study. The APC grantee ChildFund’s successful project in Zambia was one of the key factors influencing the government’s decision to allow trained CHWs to provide injectable contraception. This authorization will give women, especially those in rural, hard-to-reach areas, access to a safe and reliable family planning method and help Zambia reach its goal of increasing the modern contraceptive rate to 58% by 2020.
On Friday August 9, 2016 representatives from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and USAID visited the newly rehabilitated Fullah Town community health post (CHP) in the Makari Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali district. The aim of the visit was to review the health post’s progress and observe first hand changes in facility service delivery and use.
The Emanzi intervention, implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with APC, targets men with partners with the intent of transforming them into male role models who will positively influence the attitudes of other men in their communities.
To achieve middle-income status, Uganda must cut its birth rate sharply and quickly, experts say, as well as foster educational opportunities for adolescent girls.
Join High Impact Practices in Family Planning for a webinar on August 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET for Mobile Outreach Services: Addressing Inequities in Access to Family Planning Services and Commodities, the fifth installment in the High Impact Practices webinar series.
Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) has been providing information about sexual and reproductive health in Tanzania since 2013. FHI 360's SMS service that is supported by TTC Mobile has been so successful at reaching large numbers of people, that in August 2016 the success formula was launched in Uganda as well.
Developing countries often face the unexpected: disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and political unrest. To sustain advances in their health systems while safeguarding communities, health staff and organizations need strategies that promote system resilience—the capacity to anticipate and respond to crises; maintain core functions when shocks strike; and reorganize when extreme conditions or circumstances arise.
On August 9th, 2016 the PEPFAR/USAID funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project held an event in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic to celebrate the handover of the Respuesta Integral Expandida (RIE) strategy to the Health Region V Office.