In the ever-evolving landscape of health care, staying up-to-date with the latest knowledge and techniques is crucial, especially in areas as complex and significant as HIV and TB. A new online learning platform is helping health care service providers and researchers in Myanmar (Burma) access learning and knowledge-sharing to improve HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment services for communities in need.
In December 2022, the HIV/TB Agency, Information, and Services (AIS) Activity in Myanmar, funded by USAID under the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis, and implemented by Community Partners International (CPI), launched the AIS Learning Platform.
The platform offers HIV and TB training courses, webinars, workshops, resource and knowledge-sharing, and collaboration opportunities to help health care service providers and researchers in Myanmar stay up-to-date with the latest HIV and TB information and improve HIV and TB services. The platform aims to share best practices in the field of HIV/TB service delivery, advocate for their implementation, and create an HIV/TB Community of Practice to help achieve collective objectives.
Since its launch, more than 450 Myanmar health care service providers and researchers have registered on the platform to learn, share, engage, and collaborate with their peers. It has become a community-driven hub for health professionals and researchers in Myanmar working on HIV and TB.
One of the core activities of the platform is Community of Practice (COP) sharing sessions, conducted mostly in Burmese language. Since the platform’s launch, six of these sessions have been conducted, each drawing in more than 120 participants. These sessions brought together a spectrum of stakeholders including HIV/TB prevention and treatment service providers, donor agencies, and civil society organizations. The exchange of insights, experiences, and innovative practices has sparked new perspectives and catalyzed collaborative efforts.
If you’d like to join the community and participate in upcoming Community of Practice sessions, register now. It takes just a few minutes to sign up. A step-by-step guide is available to walk you through the process. Join us and help create a healthier future for all!
The USAID HIV/TB Agency, Information and Services (AIS) Activity aims to achieve HIV epidemic control by ensuring 95 percent of people living with HIV in Burma are aware of their status, 95 percent of those identified as positive are on antiretroviral treatment, and 95 percent of those on treatment are virally suppressed. It also aims to achieve a Burma free from TB by reaching every person with TB, curing those in need of treatment, and preventing the spread of disease and new infections. It is funded by PEPFAR and the Global Accelerator to End TB through USAID.