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.
Between September 2012 and April 2019, APC supported community health programs in Benin, primarily in 10 USAID priority health zones and at the national level. The project focused on three main areas: 1) helping Benin reach its community health goals; 2) expanding and strengthening the country’s package of key health services and practices; and 3) institutionalizing and expanding community-based family planning.
Entre septembre 2012 et avril 2019, le projet APC financé par l’USAID et mis en oeuvre par JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. et FHI 360, en partenariat avec le Ministère de la Santé du Bénin, a renforcé le système de santé communautaire dans le pays. APC a travaillé dans 10 zones sanitaires prioritaires de l’USAID, ainsi qu’au niveau national, pour améliorer la prestation des services et les interventions à haut impact (PIHI) dans les communautés et élargir la planification familiale à base communautaire.
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.
APC grantee, WellShare International, is piloting an important contraception initiative in six sub-counties of Iganga and Bugweri Districts, Uganda. In July 2018, 70 village health team members and 12 health workers were trained to teach clients to self-inject subcutaneously administered depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC).
Since 2010, community health workers have provided education and services as part of the MOH’s package of basic health services and practices, known as PIHI. Critical to healthy, thriving communities, PIHI services help improve health areas related to malaria; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; nutrition; and family planning.
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.
To align digital solutions that improve family planning service (FP) delivery among community health workers, APC is producing a generic set of resources that FP stakeholders can use as a starting point for developing FP mobile applications. APC is spearheading this effort in collaboration with international and local NGOs, technology firms, donors, and ministries of health.
To help ensure that all Ugandans have access to quality, voluntary FP services, USAID’s Advancing Partners and Communities Project (APC) — led by JSI Research & Training Insitute, Inc. and implemented by FHI 360 in Uganda — supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement a comprehensive approach to community-based family planning (CBFP).