CPI works with conflict-affected, underserved and hard-to- reach communities to strengthen their capacity to provide for their own first aid and first response needs. These activities encompass basic first aid training and supplies to communities and schools, to equipping training mobile 'backpack' medics to provide trauma and emergency management services to their communities.
Trauma and Emergency Management Project Period: 2000 - Ongoing Donor(s): Various Geographic Coverage: 214 villages Kayin State, Myanmar Approx. Population Coverage: 77,000 people This project provides expert training, support and essential supplies to 40 mobile, community-based ‘backpack’ medics who hike through difficult terrain to deliver lifesaving emergency care to 65,000 people in remote, landmine-contaminated areas of southeast Myanmar. This region remains in the grip of a protracted health crisis after decades of civil war and chronic under-investment in health. For some communities, these medics are the only source of trained health care. Click to learn more