News

Read below for APC-related news, partner announcements, and information on new or existing RFAs.

2017

December 07, 2017 | Event

Please join Advancing Partners & Communities for the second webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series: Fertility Awareness Methods, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, from 8:30–9:30 A.M. EST.

November 30, 2017 | General News

In Botswana, APC initiated data collection of HIV testing services using mobile phones to help identify risk factors associated with HIV, and to enable better screening.

November 30, 2017 | Blog

Given mounting global evidence highlighting the correlation between experiencing violence and increased vulnerability to HIV infection, Guyana must tackle the causes of gender-based violence head-on.

November 27, 2017 | Announcement

The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project in Uganda has implemented the revised Emanzi intervention in three districts and more than 3,000 men have graduated since the intervention started in 2015.

November 27, 2017 | Announcement

During an official ceremony on October 25, 2017, the Guinean Ministry of Health (MOH) received the first of several shipments of laboratory supplies and medical equipment, donated by USAID through the Advancing Partnerships & Communities project (APC).

November 22, 2017 | General News

In October 2017, Advancing Partners & Communities, in conjunction with PEPFAR and other partners convened a meeting with Ministry of Health officials, donors, and civil society members in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to discuss sustainable responses to the national health system.

November 06, 2017 to November 11, 2017
| Event

Join Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, Evaluation 2017, from November 6-11 in Washington, D.C.

November 04, 2017 to November 08, 2017
| Event

Join Advancing Partners & Communities at this year's American Public Health Association Annual Meeting from November 4 - November 8, 2017.

October 26, 2017 | Blog

On World Contraception Day, the Government of Benin formally acknowledged Sayana Press as a fully registered contraceptive choice in Benin. The launch of Sayana Press is a milestone that will give women and young people a chance to meet their reproductive needs.

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.

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.

September 28, 2017 | Event

Join APC grantee Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and the Christian Journal for Global Health for a discussion on the Global Church and Family Planning on September 28, 2017, from 9:00-10:00 A.M. US ET featuring programs in Uganda, Nepal, and India.

September 25, 2017 | Blog

In May 2016, relais communautaires began introducing Sayana Press. In the three months since introduction, more than 450 women have received the contraceptive injection.

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.

August 09, 2017 | Blog

In 2017, APC updated the Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog as part of its portfolio of tools and activities that support the role of policy in aligning and strengthening community health systems.

July 18, 2017 | Blog

In Liberia, Ebola survivors come from every county, background, and profession. They want the world to hear their needs but not define them by a virus.

June 27, 2017 | General News

Advancing Partners & Communities hosted a luncheon and health discussion session for transgender pageant participants in Guyana. 

In this new video from Advancing Partners & Communities' grantee, World Vision, the Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies/Family Planning project seeks to increase access and use of voluntary family planning services in North Eastern Kenya.

June 26, 2017 | Announcement

Advancing Partners & Communities held a celebration event on June 20, 2017 in Freetown, Sierra Leone to highlight the achievements of USAID’s largest primary health care investment in Sierra Leone.