Mr. Bio Sounon Bouco, who has been mayor of Tchaourou since 2008, understands that investing in health programming is critical to his district’s prosperity. Until the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project, however, he did not realize the importance of community-based health strategies or how he could support them.

October 25, 2018
General News

While Benin has made some progress in infant and neonatal mortality in recent years, the maternal mortality rate remains high at an estimated 405 deaths per 100,000 live births, almost double the global average. Since 2013, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC) has been working with local NGOs in Benin to implement a community-based package of health care services to address infant, maternal, and neonatal mortality in the country. The package includes family planning interventions, which enable women and families to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. This video shows how APC and Ministry of Health are working to bring healthcare to the doorstep of the communities.

Learn more from WHO about the benefits of family planning, who provides family planning & contraceptives, and the different contraceptive methods. 

November 12, 2018 to November 15, 2018

APC plans to attend and present during several sessions at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning this November in Kigali, Rwanda. APC staff and representatives will join others in the family planning community to share best practices, recognize achievements, make renewed commitments to family planning, and chart a course forward. Join us as we contribute, learn, and celebrate this year’s theme, "Investing for a Lifetime of Returns."

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September 25, 2017

In May 2016, relais communautaires began introducing Sayana Press. In the three months since introduction, more than 450 women have received the contraceptive injection.


Office Objectives

  1. Strengthen capacity of USAID's PIHI (high impact intervention) NGOs to implement a high quality community-based package of health services, including family planning
  2. Facilitate shared learning and build awareness of best practices in PIHI
  3. Work with partners and the MOH to introduce Sayana Press (innovative contraceptive injectable) to community programs in Benin
  4. Finalize community based family planning (CBFP) /community based access to injectables pilot evaluation and disseminate results