FHI 360 has worked to improve lives in Myanmar since 2012, building capacity in multiple sectors, including health, civil society, the media and governance.
FHI 360 engages communities in all states and regions of Myanmar through its two major projects, the Challenge TB project and the Advancing Transition to Peaceful Democracy Through Participation of Civil Society and Media (CSM II) project.
The Challenge TB project, a coalition of nine international tuberculosis (TB) control organizations, works in several countries. In Myanmar, the project focuses on expanding access to quality TB services, increasing the number of presumptive TB patients referred from public hospitals and the private sector, increasing the number of cases identified through diagnosis and case notification by the private sector, expanding the geographical distribution of diagnostics and treatment to include populations in fragile and conflict states, and introducing new drugs and regimens along with active drug-safety monitoring and management.
In the past, the Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) project worked to mitigate the impact of TB and multidrug-resistant TB. FHI 360 collaborates with the National Tuberculosis Program, the World Health Organization and local government and nongovernmental organizations to develop and implement a model for countrywide management of TB.
CSM II works to promote the participation of civil society and independent media in Myanmar. CSM II envisions a better-functioning democracy, with less conflict between armed groups, greater national reconciliation, more intercommunal harmony and religious freedom, and increased demand for laws and policies that protect public rights and interests. CSM II helps civil society and media organizations in Myanmar to increase the high-quality reporting that advocates a fully inclusive, peaceful democracy. CSM II builds on lessons learned from the Civil Society and Media project (CSM I).