U Saw Paw Khwar's young son was successfully treated for malaria. Then U Saw Paw Khwar was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and needed treatment. As malaria prevalence rates decline rapidly in southeastern Myanmar due to successful control and elimination efforts, community-based health workers are now supporting initiatives to tackle other infectious diseases such as TB.
On October 20 and 21, 2018, the B. K. Kee Foundation hosted the second Myanmar Liver Symposium in Yangon, Myanmar, in collaboration with the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports, the Myanmar Liver Foundation, Stanford University School of Medicine’s Center for Innovation in Global Health and Community Partners International (CPI). Dr. Thet Khaing Win, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Sports, Dr. Tin Myo Win, Chairman of the Union Peace Commission and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Scot Marciel gave the welcoming remarks.
On June 16, 2018, more than 70 members of Hpa-An’s Township Health Department (THD), local authorities and women’s organizations gathered in Hpa-An to participate in efforts, supported in part by Community Partners International (CPI), to control the spread of the dengue virus.
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.
Naw Poe lives with her husband and two-year-old son in Hsar Pwel Htar, a remote village in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region in the southeast of the country. The village has no health clinic. The nearest one is about two hours drive by motorbike across difficult terrain. During the monsoon season, the dirt tracks that connect villages are often impassable.