Nakuru County, through the Ministry of Health, has launched a global pilot project of delivering wheelchairs to individuals in need. ACCESS (Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Services and Support) is supported by the Wold Vision, Motivation and USAID in partnership with Association for Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) and the Kenya government.
UCP Wheels for Humanity staff participated in startup meetings for the El Salvador portion of the USAID-funded ACCESS (Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Service and Support) project from June 24-26 and Nicaragua from July 1-3. ACCESS aims to strengthen and develop the wheelchair sector across five countries including Kenya, India, Nicaragua, Romania, and El Salvador.
This training package, developed in partnership with Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), introduces Peace Corps Volunteers to the fundamentals of maternal and newborn health and exposes them to key concepts and global trends. The training package highlights the latest evidence-based practices that can be implemented by Volunteers and their counterparts at the community level to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV expands on an existing prevention program promoting positive health, dignity and prevention reaching key populations through HIV Testing and Counseling outreach within rural communities, peer education training, identifying barriers affecting access to care, and community sensitization and education sessions. The organization also addresses the reduction of stigma and discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence.
Health Systems Strengthening: Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), NASEM will establish a standing committee comprised of 14 experts to advise USAID as it develops policy, plans, and programming to assist partner or recipient countries in the midst of economic transition in health. USAID aims to support these countries in creating sustainable, country-owned health systems that improve health outcomes and protect people from financial loss due to illness.
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Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) aided Bioforce in the transition of their secretariat from People that Deliver to UNICEF through a grant awarded under the project. The Secretariat aims to build the capacity of health supply chain systems to implement evidence-based approaches to plan, finance, develop, support, and retain their workforce. Bioforce’s trainings focused on logistics management to create effective and sustainable health supply chains in France and Denmark.
The Institut Bioforce Développement (Bioforce) is a non-profit organization that offers training and career advice. Bioforce offers a range of courses that teach essential skills and attitudes for individuals planning to join international aid organizations. The organization aims to maximize the impact of HIV/AIDs programs and increase the effectiveness of public health sector missions. They accomplish this through awareness, career advice, and skill development trainings. The institute also provides training for development professionals interested in advancing their skills.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), World Vision will enable more than 1,900 people with disabilities including victims of war, especially women and girls, to attain and maintain maximum independence. The project will catalyze and invest in existing government and NGO initiatives to remove key barriers to improved service provision in the short and long term with a special focus on women and girls.