With additional funding provided by a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), HKN plans to expand their community-based family planning (CBFP) project. The CBFP project aims to reduce the gap between the demand and the supply of HIV prevention and family planning (FP) products. The program provides access to affordable contraception, including condoms and oral contraceptives, as well as other products and services.
The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) was created to fill the health services and information gap in Ghana. HKN utilizes a franchise system that provides reliable service by mobilizing entrepreneurial women to distribute health commodities and information to rural villages. The system employs a door-to-door approach, encouraging community involvement in the distribution process. Community members and local caregivers are also encouraged to provide counseling on correct product usage.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), GTLI increases access to family planning (FP) services through the integration of FP into their WASH initiative—Building Pastoralist Resilience in SW Ethiopia (BPRN). The primary goals of BPRN are to provide access to clean water, promote disease prevention behavior, and empower emergent women leaders. The FP component of BPRN aims to educate communities on the importance of FP and birth spacing and connect them to government FP services.
Global Team for Local Initiatives (GTLI) works in southwest Ethiopia to facilitate local initiatives in enhancing long-term adaptability and resilience of indigenous communities in adapting to environmental changes. The organization implements projects in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), income generation, and education programs for adults and orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). GTLI’s primary focus and impact measurement is behavior change.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), DKT International plans to expand access to short-term FP methods and condoms through community-based service delivery. DKT Ghana will advertise on local radio stations and distribute products in the majority of existing private sector local outlets. These outlets include pharmacies, chemical shops, gas station shops, and supermarkets, as well as non-traditional outlets such as drinking spots, female sex worker (FSW) meetings locations, university residence halls, and NGOs.
DKT International is a non-profit that promotes family planning (FP) and HIV/AIDS prevention through social marketing. DKT International’s Ghana initiative uses two social marketing strategies to address the unmet need for FP. The organization drives demand by brand building using mass media and non-traditional communication. DKT also increases commodity security through the distribution of high quality, affordable contraceptives.
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.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), ADRA will implement and expand family planning (FP) services in the Palpa, Rupandehi, and Kapilvastu Districts in the Western Development Region of Nepal. Activities under this award will increase access to FP services through the integration of FP into the Develop Local Economy to Eradicate Poverty (DEEP) Project. The DEEP project focuses on women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship programs, business and vocational classes, small savings and microcredit groups, and strengthening cooperatives.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides individual and community development and disaster relief in over 120 countries worldwide. ADRA’s community development efforts promote health, provide food and water, and empower children through education. Their disaster relief projects coordinate with local governments to deliver medical care, food, water, and shelter to affected populations.