On March 12, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar, Dr. San San Aye, Director General of the Department of Social Welfare (DoSW), and Dr. Si Thura, Executive Director of Community Partners International (CPI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) supporting a three-year initiative by CPI to provide Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) prevention and response services to conflict-affected communities in four townships of Kayin State, Myanmar.
On Sunday, February 25, 2018, USAID announced the launch of a two-year, $10 million HIV/AIDS project at a ceremony organized by Community Partners International (CPI) in Yangon, Myanmar. The USAID HIV/AIDS Flagship (UHF) Project aims to scale-up HIV prevention, testing and treatment services utilizing NGO and private sector health providers for people living with HIV and key populations: people who inject drugs (PWID), female sex workers (FSW), and men who have sex with men (MSM) including transgender people (TG).
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.
Daw Su Su lives in a small, neatly-kept wooden house with a tin roof on the outskirts of Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region. Her house sits on short stilts, raised above the hard-packed dirt road that leads past her front door. The neighborhood is quiet when we visit. The houses are crowded together in close proximity.
In June, Community Partners International (CPI) opened a new clinic in Kayin (Karen) State in southeast Myanmar to provide health care support to survivors of gender-based violence. The CPI clinic, situated in Kyainseikgyi town, will provide a referral point for 13 community clinics that serve almost 65,000 people in 123 remote villages with basic health care