Through a grant awarded under APC, WellShare International integrates family planning (FP) services into their SHAP project to improve the social environment for FP services and positive reproductive health behaviors in the Arua District of Uganda. The project increases access to and knowledge of FP and improves the quality of FP services in the region.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Sonke Gender Justice Network provides technical assistance and training for family planning (FP) programs to strengthen human resources, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation systems. The goal of this support is to promote gender equality and improve access to and use of FP and reproductive health (RH) services.
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 under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Salvation Army World Service Office integrates family planning (FP) into the Sustainable and Comprehensive Responses for Vulnerable Children and Their Families Project (SCORE) and the activities of Salvation Army World Service Office corps. Through the training and support of community-based distribution agents (CBDAs) and youth peer educators (YPEs) combined with mobile outreach events, SAWSO promotes increased knowledge of and access to FP services in the community.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Precision Development Xperts addresses the unmet need for short-term family planning methods in up to five focus regions: Greater Accra, Central, Volta, Northern, and Western regions; diminish barriers to accessing health information and affordable products; and develop sustainable strategies to make these methods widely available.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Pathfinder International is increasing access to family planning by integrating family planning and reproductive health into an existing conservation program in Tanzania. Pathfinder is both leveraging the presence of conservation programs to increase access to FP services and raising awareness of the links between family planning and general ecosystem health.
Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, they have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, they expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent.
This guide helps readers to develop new, high-quality peer education programs for young people ages 10-24 years and to improve existing programs. Although the focus is on peers working with young people to improve their sexual and reproductive health, these guidelines can be applied more broadly to other types of peer education programs as well. This second edition of the publication provides updated technical content and incorporates information about addressing gender inequality in peer education programs.
With additional funding provided through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), HealthRight International will integrate family planning (FP) services into their PMNH+ program. The initiative aims to improve quality, availability, and accessibility of MNC and FP services at the health facility, district health office, national ministry, and community levels. PMNH+ will focus on individuals of reproductive age marginalized due to socioeconomic status and geographic barriers in the districts of Marakwet East and West.
HealthRight International addresses health and social challenges aggravated by human rights violations for key populations worldwide. The organization focuses on issues related to HIV/AIDS, women’s health, malaria, tuberculosis, orphans and other vulnerable youth (OVC), and other individuals affected by human rights violations. HealthRight International’s Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health Plus (PMNH+) program was launched in 2012 under USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grant Program (CSHGP) to improve child survival and maternal health across Kenya.