family planning


In this brief, Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) discusses a Christian approach to engaging youth in family planning.

July 01, 2015

WellShare International and APC undertook a formative assessment to evaluate current knowledge, use, supply, and barriers to the uptake of ECPs in four districts of Uganda where CBFP programs are operating. This assessment is the first of its kind in sub- Saharan Africa.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) focuses on providing Technical Assistance (TA) to its partner NGOs in capacity building and training to enable the NGOs to integrate family planning (FP) into their environmental conservation, health, livelihoods and poverty alleviation programs. The overall approaches and processes proposed are meant to promote this goal.

To respond to the unmet need for family planning (FP) in Uganda, the Salvation Army Integrating Family Planning (SAIFaP) Project organized mobile outreach activities in hard to reach areas.

Journal Article

This article, contributed to by APC's Leah Elliot, analyzes data from recent Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) conducted in 21 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to examine patterns of interpregnancy intervals, unmet need, pregnancy risk and family planning method use and method mix among women 0–23 months postpartum.

March 06, 2015

International Women’s Day is a global awareness day and call to action commemorating the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide, as well as acknowledging the barriers to gender inequality. Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) is working to protect and advance women’s rights by decreasing instances of GBV and FGM/C and increasing access to CBFP.


This training package introduces Peace Corps Volunteers to the fundamentals of maternal and newborn health and exposes them to key concepts and global trends. The training package highlights the latest evidence-based practices that can be implemented by Volunteers and their counterparts at the community level to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes. These modules were developed with support from APC.


This brief details a formative assessment of emergency contraceptive pills at the community level in Uganda. The goal of this assessment is to generate information for the development of information, education, and communication materials for better integrating EC into existing community-based family planning programs.


This brief outlines the details of a study requested by the Malawi Ministry of Health and USAID/Malawi to assess home and self-injection of Sayana® Press in Malawi.

Training Guide

This trainer’s guide provides content for training on the progestin-only injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press. These materials were first used in 2012 to train facility- and community-based providers on use of Sayana Press (formerly depo-subQ in Uniject) in acceptability studies in Senegal and Uganda.