capacity building

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Hope For All aims to reduce HIV transmission through an integrated approach involving education, testing and counseling, and care and support services. Hope For All improves the quality of and expands services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and OVC through education programs directed at individuals, community groups, volunteers, and staff. The organization increases the utilization of and access to VCT services. They also provide an education package and risk reduction services for female sex workers.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), FACT promotes behavioral change communication, risk reduction, and risk assessment for key populations. The organization provides family planning services, HIV testing and counseling, referrals for other sexually transmitted infections, and care and support for HIV positive and orphans and vulnerable children. Through their efforts, FACT hopes to address cross-cutting issues such as stigma and discrimination as well as sexual and gender-based violence.

Journal Article

This article presents the results of a study conducted in three post-conflict countries on the relationships between the level of commitment of national governments to rehabilitation services and the influence of social networks on national policy related to physical rehabilitation. Note: This article requires a subscription to view the full text.

Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) promotes international health and wholeness from a Christian perspective. CCIH shares information and provides a forum for dialogue, networking, advocacy, and fellowship to the spectrum of Christian organizations and individuals working in international health.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), World Vision strengthens the consistency and sustainability of wheelchair service provision in Kenya, India, Romania, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. The Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Service and Support (ACCESS) project bolsters the management and service capacity of local partners through stakeholder engagement and mobilization and local and national level advocacy efforts.

Implemented by the IRC, the Childhood Blindness and Vision Impairment Capacity Building Project builds the capacity of local partner organizations to deliver quality eye care services. The project expands the availability of quality eye care services for children with visual impairment in the Kayin and Kayah States of Myanmar by supporting essential training and equipment.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), VIC continues their rehabilitation and community-based distribution activities for people with disabilities in Cambodia. VIC offers patient follow-up, disability awareness, self-help groups, income generation and enrichment activities, and educational support. VIC is transitioning to a sustainability program to ensure continued success in reaching Cambodians in need of rehabilitation services.

YCG, in partnership with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), provides HIV prevention services to key populations in Region 1 of Guyana with funding provided through grants awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC). The project offers a range of prevention services including peer outreach and education, support group meetings, life skills sessions, risk reduction counseling and psychosocial support, counseling and testing for HIV, and stigma and discrimination training. In addition, YCG distributes condoms, lubricants, and behavior change communication materials.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), United Bricklayers targets key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization provides peer education, condom and lubricant promotion and distribution, risk assessment and reduction, and economic strengthening activities. Additionally, United Bricklayers offers referrals for screening, care and treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and behavior change activities.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS addresses the reduction of stigma and discrimination within churches and communities. The Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS engages the local community to promote positive health, dignity, and prevention.