This video from Advancing Partners & Communities' grantee, World Vision, shows efforts to increase access and use of voluntary family planning services in North Eastern Kenya and received an Honorable Mention in the advocacy category for the 2018 CUGH-Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition.
There are many possible benefits to integration in health programs, including cost-effectiveness, increased access to information and services, and more efficient and streamlined care for patients. Integration within communities and across sectors is one way Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) is working to advance community health through two projects implemented by HealthRight Kenya in Marakwet County and World Vision Kenya in Isiolo County.
When five-year-old Shelby was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, World Vision's ACCESS (Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Services and Support) program helped her find the perfect wheelchair, enabling Shelby and her mother to continue living their life in the community.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the University of Nairobi supports the start-up of the African Coordination Centre for FGM/C Abandonment through financial support for the staffing of a communications professional and for the purchase and management of an established website that is a global resource for FGM/C. It also allows for translations of web materials into French and Arabic, and will be used to lay the groundwork for the establishment of a Francophone Chair at the Centre.
The University of Nairobi is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is the largest university in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution goes back to 1956, it did not become an independent university until 1970.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) focuses on providing Technical Assistance (TA) to its partner NGOs in capacity building and training to enable the NGOs to integrate family planning (FP) into their environmental conservation, health, livelihoods and poverty alleviation programs. The overall approaches and processes proposed are meant to promote this goal.
The Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is active in conducting reproductive health and HIV prevention research and the implementation of HIV intervention services in Kenya. NRHS is comprised of three main projects: The University of Nairobi, Illinois, and Manitoba (UNIM) project, and the Male Circumcision Program (MCP).
This country profile is the outcome of a landscape assessment conducted by APC staff and colleagues. The landscape assessment includes specific attention to family planning with the purpose of collecting the most up to date information available on the community health system, community health workers, and community health services in country. These country profiles are part of APC's Community Health Systems Catalog, a resource intended for ministries of health, program managers, researchers, and donors. The catalog covers USAID priority countries for population and reproductive health and countries with a demonstrated interest in community-based family planning.