Yesterday, 19th of January 2022, APTN held the first Trans COMP Community-based Monitoring Training with our community partners in Thailand. This 2 hours training is facilitated by a country partner and then presented by Emily Rowe as APTN’s CBM tool consultant. It was ended by a Q&A session at the end of the training. A translator is present at the entire event to ensure accessibility of the training. This is a part of an ongoing series of training and will be held in 7 more countries, including Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and Papua New Guinea.
Communities occupy a central position in effective health systems, notably through monitoring of health service quality by giving community recipients of a care a voice. This is why APTN developed a Trans COMP community-based monitoring (CBM) tool, that is administered and led by community members, to measure the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality (AAAQ) of healthcare services provided to trans people.
We hope that country partners can learn from this project. For this, the upcoming final report of this project will be available soon!