New Programs Introduced

Published October 10th, 2017

In 2015, CHAI began working in three new program areas: viral hepatitis, pneumonia and cancer. CHAI began work to help governments develop effective treatment programs for viral hepatitis, the seventh highest cause of mortality in the world, with approximately 1.4 million deaths per year. Additionally, CHAI’s Essential Medicines program expanded beyond just diarrhea to include treatment of pneumonia, which is the leading killer of children under five globally. CHAI also established a partnership with the American Cancer Society to support cancer treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it is estimated that fewer than 10 percent of patients in need receive chemotherapy treatment.