- WHY CARE ABOUT BURMA?
- WHO WE ARE
In Burma, one in seven children die before they reach the age of five, and many of these deaths are easily preventable. The challenge is to provide essential basic services to tens of thousands of villagers who have become nearly inaccessible due to civic conflict, displacement, and isolated and rugged jungle terrain.
Community Partners’ Village Health Worker program trains and equips hundreds of local health workers who provide a variety of interventions, ranging from basic hygiene and nutrition education to testing for and treating malaria. In Burma, these health workers are often the only source of health care in the community.
See links at right for our peer-reviewed publications and reports on the community-based initiatives designed, implemented and managed through partnership between Community Partners International and its health branch, the Global Health Access Program (GHAP), to improve the functions of the indiginous health systems in Burma / Myanmar, and lead to better health through improvements in access, coverage, quality, and efficiency.