To enable, empower and organize the poor to create a healthy environment through community health development and to reduce HIV transmission in the communities.


In 9 dioceses

  • To enhance capacity of KMSS Network staff and community volunteers.
  • To provide health promotion activities for Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) through implementation of awareness section and services to underserve communities.
  • To increase participation of PLHAs in all program intervention including prevention, care and support activities.



Organize meeting six monthly among the Health Subcommittee

Conduct the Health Sub-Committee meetings with members including Augustine (NO) and 1 representative each per diocese.  First meetings at PTN, second meeting MDY, third meeting PTN, and fourth meeting MDY.  Assisting in implementation and ensuring monitoring based on Results Framework.  Reporting back to the KMSS members of Steering Committee or Directors Board as needed.

Assessment on the skills and knowledge among KMSS staff and local Health Volunteers, and Training for the NO and 9 DOs staff / health volunteers

Carry out Assessment Preparation Meeting at NO (1 Health staff per diocese + NO Team, all together 12 persons).  Conduct the relevant Data Collection in 9 dioceses. (2 Health staff per diocese, total 18 staff, a week).  Data Compilation Meeting and Reporting at NO (1 representative from each diocese + NO Team, all together 12 persons)

Provide training on PHC at NO and DOs.  Basic Training (at Taunggu Diocese for all Dioceses) (2 Health staff per diocese + Facilitators Team, all together 20 persons, 5 days).  First Echo Training to local volunteers by staff (15 to 20 local volunteers will be trained, all 20 persons, 3 days).  TOT : Training (at MDY for all Dioceses) (2 Health staff per diocese + Facilitators Team, all together 20 persons, 5 days).  Second Echo Training to local volunteers by staff (15 to 20 local volunteers will be trained, all 20 persons, 3 days)

Strengthening the Behaviour Change Communication support to targeted communities

Identify who are the key leaders or key volunteers who can join in the BCC trainings and activities for 2013 and 2014.  Joint Plan by staff and key volunteers for BCC.  Conduct BCC sections (2 sections for 2 volunteers per diocese x 3 days per section).  Provision of assistance materials (toilet pens, mosquito nets and ceramic filtration pots, etc.) (50 nos. per diocese but it depends on the ongoing program/project of diocese).  Monitoring (Q2 monthly basic, Q3 & 4 quarterly x 18 health staff x 3 days)

It is estimated that only 35% of villagers practicing good hygiene and preventions behaviour.  There are examples in some communities where there are already existing natural leaders who take the role to ensure good behaviour practices, but not all communities have and the number can be increased.  Behaviour change is key factors for healthy community; however, there is need to extend the reach of BCC especially to remote communities where there is difficulty in access to behaviour change knowledge and facilities. 

18 CC sessions are done in 18 communities in 9 dioceses.  Health staff and volunteers have a better established network among themselves in 9 dioceses.  Positive atmosphere for the behaviour change established in 18 communities of in 9 dioceses.  There will be increased examples in which natural leaders or traditional leaders have been identified and trained to take key role to achieve BCC in their communities.  At least 60% of KMSS targeted Communities with less incidence of communicable disease

Increasing and enhancing the participation of PLHAs in all program interventions in five dioceses

Data Collection on PLHAs participation in KMSS in Pathein, Mandalay, Lashio, and Hakha dioceses.  Data compilation on PLHAs participation in KMSS in 4 dioceses.  Peer Education, Home Based Care & Counselling and Leadership Trainings for PLHAs. (2 PLHA from each diocese training given at NO; 5 days).  Networking with other PLHAs groups.  PLHAs deliver the referral services to other PLHAs.  Documenting the best practices for replication in KMSS

Currently, in the KMSS target areas it is estimated that only around 5% of PLHAs take some active role in CBOs or in community development.  More participation of PLHAs in all aspects of KMSS programming and community can ensure their decision making on issues or resources that are important to them.  There is not much opportunity for them to become more active members of CBOs.

8 of PLHAs from 4 dioceses attended leadership trainings organized by KMSS.  8 no. of PLHAs 4 dioceses are taking leadership roles in KMSS activities.  The role of PLHA increase in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation



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