MALARIA

Malaria
The Issue
Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. The disease kills over 400,000 people each year, with children under five representing 90 percent of those deaths. Dramatic funding increases have helped make headway in certain regions with the use of bed nets, indoor residual spraying, diagnostic testing, and effective treatment, which together have resulted in a 48 percent decline in malaria deaths since 2000. However, progress is threatened by drug and insecticide resistance, and continued dependency on donor funding means recent gains may not be sustainable.
CHAI's Approach
We work closely with governments and the private sector to scale up proven interventions and improve the effectiveness of malaria programs so children no longer die from this preventable and treatable disease. We believe it is possible to eliminate malaria in many regions of the world today and are working with partners to achieve that goal. CHAI provides operational support to over 20 countries to expand diagnostic testing and increase access to treatment. We also help governments strengthen disease surveillance and data analysis to identify where transmission is occurring and better target interventions where they have the greatest impact. CHAI’s efforts are helping improve case management and sustainable response across Africa, while accelerating the sustainable elimination of malaria from regions including Central America, the Caribbean, and the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
Results
2.1M
patients treated with first-line injectable artensunate in CHAI focal countries in 2015
38%
decline in malaria cases between 2015 and 2017 in Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama
40%
decline in malaria cases between 2015 and 2017 in Greater Mekong Region
Spotlight

How CHAI works with countries to eliminate malaria for good

Our Work

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CHAI is looking for dynamic and self-motivated individuals who are committed to strengthening health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other illnesses.

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Join Our Team

CHAI is looking for dynamic and self-motivated individuals who are committed to strengthening health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other illnesses.

View All CHAI Positions View Program Positions