Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) recently conducted research to show that self-injected contraceptives increase the continued use of contraception among women in low-resource settings, where the availability of high-quality contraceptives is limited. The full results of this research have now been published in The Lancet Global Health.
Read below for APC-related news, partner announcements, and information on new or existing RFAs.
Advancing Partners & Communities has supported the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other partners to build the capacity of the public health system in Sierra Leone to provide evidence-based mental health services.
JSI Research & Training Institute’s Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project organized a Quality Improvement (QI) Collaboratives Launch Workshop in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (DR) from January 31 to February 2, 2018.
Advancing Parnters & Communities conducted a webinar on Hormonal Injectables, on Thursday, February 15th, 2018, from 9:00–10:00 A.M. EST.
On January 30, 2018, Guinea’s National Network of Ebola survivors, Réseau National des Associations de Survivants d’Ebola de Guinée (RENASEG), celebrated the inauguration of its new headquarters in Conakry.
In order to support the mental health needs of those affected by the mudslide in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the World Health Organization with funding from the UK Government, JSI and USAID quickly deployed Mental Health Nurses pulled from other parts of the country to provide urgent Psychological First Aid, focusing initially on psychosocial and trauma counselling.
This rapid assessment was conducted in Guyana to gather information on the programmatic and capacity needs of the non-governmental organisations supported through APC to implement services for key populations as well as the structural challenges faced by these NGOs.
Sorie Samura is one of less than 70 health workers who contracted Ebola and survived. He is now back in active service working as a Referral Coordinator for King’s Sierra Leone Partnership at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, the largest government hospital in Sierra Leone and its main teaching and referral hospital.
In late September 2017, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, ELWA Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health to bring in cataract surgeons, ophthalmologists and lab specialists from Emory University and Johns Hopkins University Hospitals, among others, to perform cataract surgeries for Ebola survivors in Liberia.
Advancing Partners & Communities partnered with PREVAIL to perform cataract surgeries for Ebola survivors in Liberia.
In late September 2017, APC partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, ELWA Hospital, and the National Institutes for Health to bring in cataract surgeons from Emory University and Johns Hopkins University Hospitals to perform cataract surgeries for Ebola survivors in Liberia.
Advancing Partners & Communities, through its Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services program, donated medical equipment to several public health facilities in Liberia including, Redemption Hospital, C.H. Rennie Hospital, Phebe Hospital, and Duport Road Health Center, among others.
Advancing Partners & Communities is excited to announce that our animated video, “Community Health Policy Matters,” is the winner of the advocacy category for the 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)-Pulitzer Global Health video competition!
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.
View the webinar recording and presentations from the second webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series on fertility awareness methods.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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