CPI works to ensure that pregnant women, newborns and children under five in underserved, remote and conflict-affected communities have access to the essential health care they need to survive and thrive.
We empower women to access and communities to provide clean and safe births, as well as pre and postnatal care. We support our community partners to ensure that newborns are closely monitored during the first crucial hours and beginning days of life, and to provide essential health services, nutritional support and key immunizations to ensure that children grow up strong and healthy.
Primary Health Care Project Period: May 2015 - December 2022 (Phases 1 and 2) Donor(s): Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Geographic Coverage: Four townships in Kayin State, Myanmar Approx. Population Coverage: 283,497 people Community Partners International (CPI) leads one of two consortia implementing this groundbreaking project supporting health systems strengthening and convergence through maternal, neonatal and child health care (MNCH) services delivered through the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and community-based primary care networks in Kayin State. CPI is supporting three local partners operating 69 community-based primary care clinics in Hlaingbwe, Kawkareik, Kyain Seikgyi, Myawaddy townships serving a target population of more than 235,000 people in underserved, vulnerable and conflict-affected communities. Key project activities encompass: the standardization of training curricula and guidelines for MNCH workers; strengthening of coordination mechanisms between MOHS and ECBHOs; convergence activities between MOHS and ECBHOs (including joint pilot projects, training and cooperation for birth registration); training of MNCH workers (including trained birth attendants and emergency obstetric care workers); strengthening of MNCH service delivery (including antenatal care (ANC), delivery, postnatal care (PNC), neonatal care, basic emergency obstetric care, family planning, nutrition, expanded program of immunization for children under five and treatment of common illnesses); provision of essential medicine and supplies, and strengthening of supply chain management systems; strengthening health information systems and routine data collection; establishment of an emergency referral system to enable patient transfers from ECBHO clinics to MOHS township hospitals; establishment of village health committees and community feedback mechanisms; health promotion activities.
Mobile Obstetric Maternal Health Worker (MOM) Project Period: 2005 - 2015 Donor(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Geographic Coverage: Kachin, Shan, Kayah, Kayin, and Mon States, Myanmar Approx. Population Coverage: 124,000 people CPI partnered community-based organizations to establish a pioneering task shifting, tiered community health worker initiative addressing the MNCH needs, including emergency obstetric care (EmOC), of 124,000 people in remote and conflict-affected ethnic communities in Kachin, Shan, Kayah, Kayin, and Mon States. The project focused on supporting participating partners to provide a mobile package of EmOC, family planning (FP), and essential prenatal care to internally displaced populations in these states, in with the ultimate goal of reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The project achieved a ten-fold increase in the proportion of women assisted at delivery by HWs skilled in providing EmOC. PNC visits within seven days post-delivery also doubled, while unmet need for contraception was reduced by 35%.
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