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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.

CPI supports health information sharing with Myanmar Parliamentarians

After decades of conflict, entrenched poverty and chronic underinvestment in health and education, the Government of Myanmar, led by the National League for Democracy (NLD), is spearheading efforts to strengthen health services for all. As part of our commitment to support the ongoing health system reform process, Community Partners International (CPI) helped organize a half-day information sharing session to encourage exchange between Parliamentarians and national public health experts.

New Asia Foundation report focused on health equity in contested areas of Southeast Myanmar.

The Asia Foundation recently released a key new report: 'Achieving Health Equity in Contested Areas of Southeast Myanmar', providing an excellent overview of the current situation, including the issues around health systems convergence.

CPI's Myanmar Country Director Dr. Si Thura wins InsideNGO 2016 Emerging Leader Award

InsideNGO honored Dr. Si Thura, Myanmar Country Director at Community Partners International (CPI) with the 2016 Emerging Leader Award at its annual conference, Achieving Global Impact, in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2016.

Mixed reviews for Myanmar's first ever Public Expenditure Review

The Government of Myanmar published the first ever Public Expenditure Review detailing increases in spending and also challenges to improving public spending. While a landmark in government transparency, the review delivers mixed reports for health. While government spending is increasing, out-of-pocket expenditure on health remains very high, and health care continues to be out of reach for millions of citizens.

CPI staff attend Mae Tao Clinic opening ceremony

CPI staff were honored to attend the grand opening of the new Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot on Saturday May 28. Many congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Maung and the Clinic team! We look forward to continuing our valuable partnership with the Mae Tao Clinic long into the future.

Myanmar struck by deadly storms, flash floods, strong winds

At least eight people have been killed after hail, heavy rain, flash floods and strong winds struck Myanmar on Monday. Some hailstones reportedly as large as oranges. 7,500 houses destroyed, crops ruined and livestock killed. This comes in the midst of a fierce dry season that has seen severe drought and very high temperatures across much of the Greater Mekong region.

U Htin Kyaw selected by Myanmar Parliament as next President

Former political prisoner and civil service employee (1975 - 1992), U Htin Kyaw was selected by the Myanmar Parliament to become the first civilian President since 1962. He will be inagurated on March 30.

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