October 12, 2017
Announcement

On September 7-9, 2017, the West African Clinical Research Consortium (WAC), in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health and the Advancing Partners & Communities project, hosted over 150 West African and international scientists, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders at a conference in Guinea’s capital, Conakry.

October 11, 2017
Blog

On Aug. 14, Freetown was struck by a mudslide and flash flooding that cost the lives of nearly 500 people. It affected almost 6,000 people living primarily in five of the most hard-hit communities and left hundreds missing.

October 12, 2017
Event

The Advancing Partners & Communities project, in collaboration with Family Planning 2020, the Implementing Best Practices initiative and USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, will host the first webinar in a webinar series designed to share information about various family planning methods on Thursday, October 12th, 2017, from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. EST.

September 14, 2017
Blog

Sierra Leone is on its way to a health system that meets the needs of its people and is ready to confront the next infectious disease—be it Ebola or some other virus—with stronger, better-prepared health services.

To equip clergy to discuss and promote healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, Christian Connections for International Health and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau conducted a two-day training for a diverse group of religious leaders, including Catholic, Muslim, Pentecostal and Protestant leaders.

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The Zambia country profile provides an overview of the community health system in Zambia according to the most up-to-date policies available.

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The Uganda country profile provides an overview of the community health system in Uganda according to the most up-to-date policies available.

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The Tanzania country profile provides an overview of the community health system in Tanzania according to the most up-to-date policies available.

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The South Sudan country profile provides an overview of the community health system in South Sudan according to the most up-to-date policies available.

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The Sierra Leone country profile provides an overview of the community health system in Sierra Leone according to the most up-to-date policies available.

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Community Health Systems Catalog

The recently updated CHS Catalog draws from policies and related documentation across 25 countries with specific attention to family planning.

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Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances and supports community programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning.

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APC works to advance and support community programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities, especially in relationship to family planning (FP). Through global technical leadership and collaboration, APC’s goal is to increase support for and commitment to community-based family planning in USAID priority countries. APC aims to increase access to quality FP services, expand the contraceptive method mix, and improve upon organizations’ capability to manage USAID funds and implement high quality and innovative community-based health programs.

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Markets Matter Advocacy Guide: How advocates can strengthen markets to improve access to essential health products
October 2017 | Guide
As the latest addition to PATH’s Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impact series, this guide contains an overview of market actors and identifies policies and advocacy entry points for civil society.
Providing Emergency Contraception through Community Health Workers in Uganda: A Formative Assessment
September 2017 | Brief
A formative assessment exploring emergency contraceptive pill usage and acceptability through community health workers in Uganda.
Formative Assessment of Emergency Contraceptive Pills at the Community Level in Uganda Report
September 2017 | Report
APC, in collaboration with WellShare International and FHI 360, conducted a formative assessment of emergency contraception provision through community health workers, called village health teams, in Uganda.
World Vision Study Tour
World Vision/Kenya requested an educational tour to explore introduction of CB-EC into its APC-supported project. The tour took place May 29-31, 2017 in Iganga, Uganda.

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October 12, 2017
The Advancing Partners & Communities project, in collaboration with Family Planning 2020, the Implementing Best Practices initiative and USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, will host the first webinar in a webinar series designed to share information about various family planning methods on Thursday, October 12th, 2017, from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. EST.
October 12, 2017
On September 7-9, 2017, the West African Clinical Research Consortium (WAC), in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health and the Advancing Partners & Communities project, hosted over 150 West African and international scientists, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders at a conference in Guinea’s capital, Conakry.
October 11, 2017
On Aug. 14, Freetown was struck by a mudslide and flash flooding that cost the lives of nearly 500 people. It affected almost 6,000 people living primarily in five of the most hard-hit communities and left hundreds missing.

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Dr. Tonny

To equip clergy to discuss and promote healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, Christian Connections for International Health and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau conducted a two-day training for a diverse group of religious leaders, including Catholic, Muslim, Pentecostal and Protestant leaders.


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