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Dr. Cynthia wins Sydney Peace Prize

Dr. Cynthia wins one of Australia's most prestigious awards, but is about to lose its government's support! The Mae Tao Clinic provides critical medical treatment to thousands with the help of Australian aid — but the government will not be continuing it's funding beyond December 2013. Email the Australian foreign minister here!

Dr. Cynthia: How foreign donors can bring peace to Myanmar

"We hope to see stronger partnerships between Yangon-based groups and border-based groups, working toward a common goal. So many people I know and have met over the last two years are very excited about going inside Burma and seeing the change for themselves. As people start to do that more, social networks will develop and people will make better connections. But those connections need to develop into partnerships in order to create real lasting change and deliver effective services."

— Dr. Cynthia Maung, Founder, the Mae Tao Clinic

CPI and Give2Asia: Partnering to prevent malaria and strengthen civil society

In response to the decades-long humanitarian situation and in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, how does Community Partners International bolster civil society development in Myanmar? Through meaningful partnerships. Our partnerships — with funders and program implementers — are built on:

CPI's local-global network: Building a healthy Burma

Our impact in Burma / Myanmar starts with our donors!  

CPI's Impact — the aerial view: 24 local partner organizations in Burma / Myanmar with enhanced health resources · 1000+ health workers with improved skills and equipment · 700,000 women, children and men with access to essential health services.

Separated by Borders, United by Need: An assessment of reproductive health on the Thailand-Burma border

A new report, "Separated by Borders, United by Need," by Ibis Reproductive Health and Global Health Access Program (GHAP) — the health branch of Community Partners International — documents a widespread public health emergency in populations affected by the decades-long conflict in eastern Burma / Myanmar.

Malaria Prevention: Singing for Community Health

The Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) holds hundreds of community education events in eastern Burma's displaced and conflict-affected communities — where Plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly kind of malaria, is endemic — to teach villagers about prevention and treatment. Click on the audio link below to hear KDHW's multi-talented health workers sing the song they wrote about the most effective way to combat malaria: prevent it from happening in the first place!

(Lyrics translated from Karen)

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