Community Partners International (CPI) supported a two-day workshop organized by the National Health Plan Implementation Monitoring Unit (NIMU) for the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) to provide a forum for Basic Health Staff to review and revise their job descriptions. The workshop was held in Naypyitaw on June 9 and 10, 2017. Participants included Basic Health Staff including Township Medical Officers, Midwives, Township Health Assistants and Public Health Supervisors from across Myanmar.
For years, Basic Health Staff have struggled with out-of-date job descriptions that do not accurately reflect the day-to-day duties that they are called upon to perform nor the resource constraints that they face. This workshop provided them with their first structured opportunity to provide crucial input that will inform how their roles and responsibilities evolve as part of the ongoing National Health Reform process. It represents a step forward in promoting good practice and inclusiveness in the reform and strengthening of Myanmar's heath system.
Alongside CPI, the workshop was also supported by the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG).