CPI works to ensure that pregnant women, newborns and children under five in under-served, 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: 256,436 people Community Partners International (CPI) leads the Consortium for Health in Eastern Burma (CHEB), one of two consortia implementing the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)'s Primary Health Care (PHC) Project in southeastern Myanmar. The PHC Project supports health systems strengthening and convergence through maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services delivered by the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and ethnic and community-based health organizations (ECBHOs) in Kayin State, Myanmar. CPI is working with three ECBHOs operating 79 community-based primary health care clinics in four townships in Kayin State that serve a target population of more than 250,000 people in 513 conflict-affected, under-served and hard-to-reach villages. The project aims to ensure: equitable provision of quality basic health care services is improved in rural areas; that communities are empowered to improve health status and governance; and that government and ethnic health systems are coordinated and strengthened.
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 Through the Mobile Obstetric Maternal Health Worker (MOM) Project, Community Partners International (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%.