January 26, 2015

The Global Health Mini-University (Mini-U) is an annual learning forum for professionals and students highlighting best practices and new innovations in global health. This year, the Mini-U will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at George Washington University's Cloyd Heck Marvin Center in Washington, DC.

Journal Article

This journal article discusses conclusions from the technical consensus meeting on injectable contraceptives in drug shops in Ghana. A subscription is required to view the full text.

April 16, 2014

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Advancing Partners & Communities hosted the Standard Days Method (SDM) in Community-Based Family Planning (CBFP) programs Technical Consultation. This meeting featured presentations from global leaders in CBFP and SDM, including country program staff from Mali, India, Rwanda and Uganda.

Journal Article

This article discusses the provision of injectables though drug shops and the potential advantages of subcutaneous administration of DMPA over the current intramuscular approach.

Journal Article

This article affirms that private drug shops can effectively provide contraceptive methods, especially injectables, complementing government services in Uganda. 

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the IRC advances CBA2I programming through a Learning Site in Liberia where representatives from other communities within the country, as well as representatives from other countries and non-governmental organization, can witness best practices in the operation of a CBA2I program that includes CHW administration of injectables. This low-cost and sustainable Learning Site will facilitate further scale-up of CHW provision of injectables in Liberia. 

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), WellShare International advances CBA2I programming by scaling-up access to CBA2I services in Uganda through capacity building, training and mentoring, and sharing lessons learned with stakeholders. The project works closely with government officials to ensure country ownership and sustainability of activities.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Save the Children will advance their CBA2I programming by establishing a cost-efficient, sustainable learning site in Guinea. At the learning site, representatives from other communities within the country will learn best practices in the operation of a CBA2I programs that include CHW administration of injectables. The learning site will also allow representatives from other countries and NGOs to participate.

Through a grant awarded by Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), ChildFund plans to further develop Community-Based Access to Injectable Contraceptives (CBA2I) programming In Zambia. Through the establishment of an economical and sustainable learning site, ChildFund will gather Zambian community representatives, as well as members from other countries and NGOs, to observe best practices for operating CBA2I programs.

ChildFund International is a Christian organization that sponsors children in need largely through monthly donations from individual sponsors. These donations are used to support the transition from extreme poverty for these children and their communities. In addition to their sponsorship program, ChildFund receives grants and donations to provide trainings and capacity building activities, health and education programs, emergency relief, and food distribution.