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World Hepatitis Day 2017 - CPI announces key new partnership to combat hepatitis C

Today, World Hepatitis Day, Community Partners International (CPI) is delighted to announce a new partnership to help combat hepatitis C in Myanmar. Through this partnership, CPI will work to improve prevention and treatment services for populations at high risk of hepatitis C.

The partnership is supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the EQUIP consortium led by Right To Care.

CPI opens clinic in Kayin State to support survivors of gender-based violence

Last month, Community Partners International (CPI) opened a new clinic in Kayin (Karen) State in southeast Myanmar to provide health care support to survivors of gender-based violence. The CPI clinic, situated in Kyainseikgyi town, will provide a referral point for 13 community clinics that serve almost 65,000 people in 123 remote villages with basic health care.

World Population Day, 2017 - Celebrating family planning

Today, on World Population Day, Community Partners International (CPI) celebrates communities across Myanmar who are using family planning to ensure safer pregnancies and healthier babies.
 
Like parents all over the world, Myanmar moms' and dads' first priori

CPI earns top Charity Navigator rating for 6th year running

For the 6th year running, CPI has earned the coveted full 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for first class financial management, transparency and accountability. This year we also received the coveted score of 100% for Transparency and Accountability.

CPI supports Myanmar Health Staff to review job descriptions

Community Partners International (CPI) supported a two-day workshop organized by the National Health Plan Implementation Monitoring Unit (NIMU) for the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) to provide a forum for Basic Health Staff to review and revise their job descriptions. The workshop was held in Naypyitaw on June 9 and 10, 2017.

Dr. Si Thura named CPI’s new Executive Director

Dr. Si Thura, Community Partners InternationaI’s (CPI) Country Director, will be promoted to Executive Director effective June 1, 2017. He will assume the responsibilities handled by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Sandee Pyne, who will be phasing out of the organization at the end of June.

CPI supports historic first Ethnic Health Organizations Forum

Representatives of 26 ethnic health organizations (EHOs) gathered for an historic first forum themed 'Better Health Together' held in Ngwe Saung, Myanmar between May 20 and 22, 2017, to discuss equitable pathways to health for all in Myanmar. The forum was organized and supported by Community Partners International (CPI) with additional support from Health Poverty Action (HPA).

Universal Health Coverage Day at the National Health Plan Formulation Workshop

Community Partners International (CPI) celebrated Universal Health Coverage Day at the National Health Plan Forumlation Workshop in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday December 12, 2016 in the company of colleagues from the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports and peer organizations working in the health sector.

CPI supports Myanmar's first ever Liver Symposium

On November 1 and 2, 2016, the B. K. Kee Foundation and the Myanmar Liver Foundation hosted the inaugural Myanmar Liver Symposium with support from Community Partners International (CPI). 

CPI hosts Myanmar's first ever World Prematurity Day!

On Thursday, November 17, Community Partners Internatoinal (CPI) hosted the first ever World Prematurity Day event focused on Myanmar.

Held in Mae Sot, on the Thailand-Myanmar border, the event focused on raising awareness about premature birth in Myanmar. While the scale of the problem is significant, with an esimated 116,800 babies born premature each year in Myanmar, and 21% of deaths of children under 5 caused by premature birth complications, there is little understanding or awareness at national or community level.

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