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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.

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.

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