Between 2012 and 2019, APC worked closely with a number of East African FBOs and CBOs to advance family planning in last-mile communities. Along with colleagues from these organizations and USAID, in September 2019 the project held a consultative workshop, “Voices of Experience,” to harvest the wisdom of individuals and groups working in this area and to inform new activities and possible funding going forward.
Since 2014, through a grant by the USAID-funded APC project, World Vision Kenya has led the Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies project in Garba Tulla in northern Kenya, home to about 50,000 people.
Since 2012, the APC project has provided global leadership and support to 22 countries to overcome barriers to accessing voluntary family planning by strengthening community-based service delivery systems. APC’s community-based FP achievements are rooted in tailored, flexible approaches to meet the range and diversity of challenges across and within countries.
In 2014, APC awarded a 21month grant to the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) to implement the Sustainable Health and People’s Environment in Lake Victoria Basin (SHAPELVB) intervention. SHAPELVB built the capacity of local partners to integrate community-based family planning (CBFP) into their ongoing population, health, and environment (PHE)-related activities.
Through a grant by the USAID-funded APC project, World Vision Kenya seeks to improve voluntary family planning and maternal, newborn, and child health in the remote area of Garba Tulla. Read the story of Hussein Ture, a nurse who worked at a public dispensary in the community of Barambate.
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.