sexual and reproductive health

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), CCIH develops materials that contribute to the faith community’s body of evidence about universal access to family planning and provides technical support and capacity building regarding community-based family planning to faith groups in Uganda. The organization facilitates dialogue about family planning messaging, resources, and programming through interdenominational working groups and technical consultations, both in the United States and internationally.

Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) promotes international health and wholeness from a Christian perspective. CCIH shares information and provides a forum for dialogue, networking, advocacy, and fellowship to the spectrum of Christian organizations and individuals working in international health.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the IRC advances CBA2I programming through a Learning Site in Liberia where representatives from other communities within the country, as well as representatives from other countries and non-governmental organization, can witness best practices in the operation of a CBA2I program that includes CHW administration of injectables. This low-cost and sustainable Learning Site will facilitate further scale-up of CHW provision of injectables in Liberia. 

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Agape Network provides care and support services to adults infected with HIV, as well as children either infected or affected by HIV. Services address psychological, social, and physical needs through home visits combined with monthly family clinic visits.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), United Bricklayers targets key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana by targeting prevention activities at the most at risk populations.

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), 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.

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.