CPI works with communities across Myanmar to control and eliminate deadly infectious diseases including malaria, tuberculosis and hepatitis.
CPI has been particularly engaged in efforts to defeat malaria in underserved, remote and conflict-affected communities in Myanmar through transmission prevention, early diagnosis and treatment delivered by community-based networks and mobile outreach services.
Working closely with international academic institutions and community partners, CPI is pioneering new approaches to combat the emergence of drug-resistant malaria strains that threaten years of gains made against the disease. CPI is also working to develop mechanisms to use malaria prevention and treatment networks in underserved and hard-to-reach contexts to combat other key infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.
Community Leaders Eliminating Artemisinin Resistance (CLEAR) Project Period: 2013 - Ongoing Donor(s): Three Millennium Development Goals Fund (3MDG) Approx. Population Coverage: 236,000 people in 14 townships Community Partners International (CPI) is supporting six local partners to provide early malaria diagnosis and treatment, transmission prevention and containment for 235,000 people in 14 townships in Kachin, Kayah, Kayin and Mon States and Tanintharyi Region. In areas where malaria incidence prevalence has been reduced almost to zero, CPI is now supporting partners to develop mobile outreach screening services for migrant worker populations and the most remote communities, and task shifting the network of trained malaria post workers to screen for HIV and TB. This includes supporting the development of referral systems for suspected and confirmed cases of these three diseases.
Border Malaria Elimination Project (BMEP) Period: 2014 - Ongoing Donor(s): Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (GFATM) Approx. Population Coverage: 32,000 people in 3 townships CPI is supporting two local partners to eliminate artemisinin-resistant malaria in hotspots in three townships in Tanintharyi Region. Pioneering diagnosis and treatment methods were developed in partnership with the MoHS Department of Medical Research (DMR) and malaria experts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The project included the development of a diagnostic laboratory at the DMR in partnership with UMB. CPI is now supporting partners to develop mobile outreach screening services for migrant worker populations and the most remote communities, and task shifting the network of trained malaria post workers to screen for HIV and TB. This includes supporting the development of referral systems for suspected and confirmed cases of these three diseases.
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