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.
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.
This video from Advancing Partners & Communities' grantee, World Vision, shows efforts to increase access and use of voluntary family planning services in North Eastern Kenya and received an Honorable Mention in the advocacy category for the 2018 CUGH-Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the University of Nairobi supports the start-up of the African Coordination Centre for FGM/C Abandonment through financial support for the staffing of a communications professional and for the purchase and management of an established website that is a global resource for FGM/C. It also allows for translations of web materials into French and Arabic, and will be used to lay the groundwork for the establishment of a Francophone Chair at the Centre.
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.
Recently, community health volunteers (CHVs) in Kenya’s Isolo County learned to provide injectable contraceptives, often referred to as “depo.” These newly trained lay volunteers are expanding rural women’s access to safe, voluntary, and long-lasting contraception.
Christine was a normal, developing 14-year-old child until 2013 when she developed sudden weakness in her legs. She spent a month at Kenyatta National Hospital and was diagnosed with a rare medical condition known as Guillen Barre Syndrome.
This blog, written by APC Grantee World Vision, discusses the integration of Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies and Family Planning (HTSP/FP) within a community-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) program.
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.