CPI training program in Thailand addresses high infant mortality in Burma / Myanmar

November 16, 2011

SOS Children's Villages Canada - In parts of eastern Myanmar, where traditional birth attendants are still widely used, the infant mortality rate is as high as 73 deaths per 1,000 live births, a stark contrast...

Full Article

Birth Amidst War: The role of community based health workers in improving access to reproductive health care in unstable settings

November 15, 2011
photo: KDHWWomen in eastern Burma have a one in 12 lifetime chance of dying in childbirth

Join a month-long conversation about local health workers in conflict zones led by Community Partners International Health Director Dr. T. Lee, and CPI colleagues as part of the Women's Refugee Commission's Mama Mentors project.


Full Article

Floods, Famine and the Future — CPI Partners Take Action

November 5, 2011
photo courtesy of TACDBTens of thousands of Burma's migrant workers and their families are without food or shelter in the wake of Thailand's severe flooding

The effects of severe flooding in Thailand continue to impact many of the 1.4 to 2.4 million migrant workers from Burma / Myanmar who call their neighboring country home. One-third of Thailand (an area about the size of New Jersey) is now submerged, and more than 500 people have died in...

Full Article


October 26, 2011
©CHROVillagers in southern Chin State receive and share food aid

Chinland Guardian — Villagers in the remote southern parts of Chin State, Burma are still reeling from the effects of severe food crisis, locally known as mautam – four years after massive infestations of crop-destroying rats were first reported from the northern...

Full Article