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In Zimbabwe, district health executive (DHE) teams are using community scorecard data to understand major health challenges facing local communities and taking action to reduce barriers to care.

Ruby Mercenario is a 32-year-old transgender woman who receives care at the Francisco Gonzalvo public hospital in the La Romana province of the Dominican Republic. She praises the benefits of receiving services at a place free of stigma and discrimination.

Kayla and Carlos are beneficiaries of the HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic at the Centro de Promoción y Solidaridad Humana, Inc. (CEPROSH) in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Network for People Living with HIV (REDOVIH+) helped Rosanna Terrero give back to others.

November 18, 2016
Announcement

On November 17th, 2016, Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) signed a ground breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with partners in Guyana to strengthen services for members of key populations.

APC Benin provides capacity building and technical assistance to a group of local NGOs that implement health interventions in maternal and child health, family planning, and other areas.

Request for Proposal

The Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC) under JSI Reserach & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is soliciting proposals to supply the Subject services as described in the attached Statement of Work. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is subject to applicable Federal regulations and provisions. 

Request for Proposal

The Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC) under JSI Reserach & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is soliciting proposals to supply the Subject services as described in the attached Statement of Work. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is subject to applicable Federal regulations and provisions.

November 14, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Announcement

Join APC at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research from November 14th - 18th, 2016.

April 18, 2016
Announcement

The Local Capacity Initiative (LCI) project officially launched the Policy Advocacy Strategic Plan in Bamenda, Cameroon on April 14, 2016.

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How Data is Strengthening Community Health Systems in Zimbabwe
December 2016 | Publication
In Zimbabwe, district health executive (DHE) teams are using community scorecard data to understand major health challenges facing local communities and taking action to reduce barriers to care.
Support to the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Improving Community Health Systems in Sierra Leone
October 2016 | Summary
Advancing Partners & Communities has been an active partner in the Community Health Workers (CHWs) policy revision process, offering ongoing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) of Sierra Leone.
Understanding the Challenges of Delivering Community Maternal and Child Health Services in a Post-Ebola Context
October 2016 | Infographic
Following the Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone faces challenges to rebuilding its community health system. This infographic helps explain the challenges of delivering community maternal and child health services in a post-Ebola context.
Post-Ebola Recovery in Sierra Leone
October 2016 | Video
Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene are critical for people’s health and well-being, especially to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Advancing Partners & Communities is excited to launch part one of a two-part compelling, original video series showcasing the work in Sierra Leone to improve primary health care services at health posts and community levels. This first video focuses on the efforts needed to rebuild these services as part of the post-Ebola transition in the country. Handwashing with soap is a critical way to protect communities from the future spread of the Ebola virus and other diseases.

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November 18, 2016
On November 17th, 2016, Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) signed a ground breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with partners in Guyana to strengthen services for members of key populations.
November 14, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Join APC at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research from November 14th - 18th, 2016.
October 20, 2016
On August 4 and 5, 2016, Asia Development with Disabled Persons (ADDP) Japan organized a wheelchair basketball training and demonstration match under the USAID-funded World Education Laos (WEL) TEAM project.

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Ruby Mercenario is a 32-year-old transgender woman who receives care at the Francisco Gonzalvo public hospital in the La Romana province of the Dominican Republic. She praises the benefits of receiving services at a place free of stigma and discrimination.
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