Community Partners International empowers communities in Asia to use research to improve essential services, governance and livelihoods. We help them set their own research agenda, lead participatory research initiatives that meet international standards and ethical principles and learn from their existing activities. We support them in using findings and lessons learned to inform strategy development, service planning, and implementation, and to work with donors and stakeholders to transform research into practical and effective action.
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Stop Hepatitis B at Birth Yangon, Myanmar 2016-2022
Hepatitis B affects 3.5m people in Myanmar and is mainly transmitted from mothers to children during birth. With simple, affordable medical interventions, this major pathway can be blocked and children saved from a lifelong chronic condition. Community Partners International, the B.K. Kee Foundation and the Myanmar Liver Foundation tested an approach in low-income peri-urban areas of Yangon to work with local health providers and community health workers to find pregnant women with Hepatitis B and ensure they received the treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission.
Early Marriage in Cox's Bazar Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 2021-2023
Community Partners International is working with Johns Hopkins University and BRAC University to understand the motivations for, and health needs related to, young marriage in the Rohingya communities living in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh. Using mixed methods, the study seeks to understand how displacement and conflict affect marriage and fertility decisions, and how efforts might be made to improve health outcomes for young men, women and children living in such settings.
Using Community Health Workers to Control Blood Pressure and Diabetes in Southeastern Myanmar Myanmar 2023-2024
Although non-communicable diseases are responsible for the greatest number of deaths in Myanmar, few people receive care to reduce the likelihood of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious medical issues that they can cause. Communities in southeastern Myanmar face difficulties in seeking health care for non-communicable diseases due to conflict and limited access to health facilities. In partnership with the Karen Department of Health and Welfare (Myanmar), George Washington University (USA), the University of Southern California (USA) and Khon Kaen University (Thailand), Community Partners International is conducting research to find out if community health workers can support community members in conflict-affected communities in southeastern Myanmar to access diagnosis and treatment for hypertension and diabetes.
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