Projects

A study to improve the health and rights of Myanmar men who have sex with men

The Link Up project is a global consortium that aims to implement integrated HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions targeting young people. In Myanmar, Link Up activities are led and managed by a local ‘linking organisation', Alliance Myanmar. Alliance Myanmar works closely with Marie Stopes International and local implementing partners to undertake activities such as community sensitisation events, health provider trainings, peer outreach programs, referrals between HIV and SRH services and advocacy trainings. The target populations for these interventions will be young men who have sex with men (MSM).

The Population Council is the research partner to the Link Up project and conducted operations research in Myanmar to assess the community-based and facility-based activities.

Burnet Institute worked with Population Council to provide technical leadership in designing and implementing an evaluation of the Link Up project. Burnet conducted a pre- and post-intervention cross sectional survey with the MSM population across six townships in Myanmar.

Timeline

  • Phase I: December 2013 - April 2014
  • Phase II: May 2014 - April 2016

Collaborators

  • Alliance Myanmar
  • Marie Stopes International (MSI) Myanmar
  • Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar)
  • Populations Council
  • Local NGOs, CBO and self help groups

Funding

Population Council

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Burnet Institute

communications@burnet.edu.au

Telephone

+61392822111

Email

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