On Friday January 26, 2018, Community Partners International (CPI) attended a ceremony hosted by the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) Department of Medical Research (DMR) in Yangon, Myanmar to mark the formal handover and opening of a newly renovated, state-of-the-art laboratory to provide Hepatitis C (HCV) genotyping, diagnostic and monitoring services. The laboratory renovation and upgrade is a part of the one year EQUIP Hepatitis C project funded by USAID under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through EQUIP. Right to Care is the implementation partner for EQUIP. CPI is leading this project in partnership with the National Hepatitis Control Program, the Department of Medical Research, and the Liver Foundation (Myanmar) to help control the growing HCV epidemic among key populations in Myanmar.
On January 24, 2018, representatives from the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and ethnic and community-based health organizations gathered together at the State Health Department in Loikaw, Myanmar, to mark the Kayah State launch of Community Partners International’s (CPI) Better Health Together (BHT) project.
On January 19, 2018, 30 active and skilled members of the Rohingya refugee community in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, completed a five-day training course to help prepare them to become Community Health Volunteers. The course was supported and facilitated by Community Partners International (CPI) in association with our community partner Prottyashi, with training participants from Prottyashi and PULSE Bangladesh.