Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) is a five-year project funded and managed by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health and implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with FHI 360. APC’s core funding will cover grants management and capacity building for community-based family planning activities. APC is also positioned to accept funding from missions for capacity building and grants management of community-based approaches in family planning, HIV, maternal heath, newborn and child health, nutrition, and control of infectious disease. Finally, APC will help to advance global learning in community-based programming through the dissemination of best practices and lessons learned at the global, regional, and national levels.
Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) Project The E2A Project, a follow on to Extending Service Delivery (ESD), will increase global support for the use of evidence-based best practices (BPs) to improve family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) service access and quality while integrating FP/RH with other health and non-health services, mitigating gender barriers, and enhancing informed decision-making for women and girls. The project will help foster an environment in which women and girls can fulfill their reproductive intentions and aspirations. By strengthening FP/RH service delivery, E2A will reduce unmet need at each stage of the reproductive life cycle—a major contribution to reducing unintended pregnancies.
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III (FANTA) Project For more than 15 years, the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA) has been working to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in developing countries by strengthening food security and nutrition policies, programs, and systems. The project provides comprehensive technical support to USAID and its partners, including host country governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations. FANTA works at both the country and global levels, supporting the design and implementation of programs in focus countries, and building on field experience to strengthen the evidence base, methods, and global standards for food security and nutrition programming. FANTA is a cooperative agreement funded by USAID. The project is managed by FHI 360.
Food for Peace Maternal and child nutrition, health and food security are inextricably linked. Recognizing this, Food for Peace implements a range of activities and programs that promote and support maternal and child nutrition and health in food security programs. These programs provide pregnant women, nursing mothers and children with support for improved dietary diversity, improved infant feeding and care practices and prevention of, and recuperation from, malnutrition, through a variety of community based nutrition, health, water and sanitation programs that include capacity building, behavior change communication, access to preventive and curative health services and the provision of on-site and/or take home rations.
Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) MCHIP is the USAID Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program, which focuses on reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality and accelerating progress toward achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. Awarded to Jhpiego and partners in September 2008, MCHIP works with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, local communities and partner agencies in developing countries to implement programs at scale for sustainable improvements in MNCH.
Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project The Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally Project, SPRING, is a five-year USAID-funded Cooperative Agreement to strengthen global and country efforts to scale up high impact nutrition practices and policies. The project is managed by the John Snow Research & Training Institute, Inc, with partners, Helen Keller International, the Manoff Group, Save the Children, and the International Food Policy Research Institute. SPRING provides state-of-the-art technical support and focuses on the prevention of stunting and maternal and child anemia in the first 1,000 days of life.