Overview

CHAI began work in Malawi in 2006 to help strengthen the country’s health delivery systems and improve patient’s access to medicines and health products. Working alongside the government, we helped to reduce prices for lifesaving antiretroviral therapy and diagnostics for HIV, scale up programs to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies, deliver lifesaving vaccinations, and reduce malnutrition. We continue to support the government to access optimal HIV medications, diagnostics, and health products for Advanced HIV Disease, and to increase product demand and usage by updating national treatment and testing guidelines and guiding the rollout of new products. CHAI is also supporting the Ministry of Health to provide timely and quality-assured point-of-care diagnostic services including Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and Viral Load (VL) testing.

We are working with the government to reform its health financing systems to better quantify and understand its health resource needs, secure funding, and coordinate donor aid. We are supporting efforts to improve the health workforce, including scholarships for nursing and midwifery students, and constructing skills labs, classrooms, lecture theaters, and hostels across nine training colleges. CHAI is helping accelerate access to family planning services and is scaling up quality emergency obstetric care, including increased availability of skilled birth attendants. Working alongside the National TB Control Program (NTP), we are engaging private providers such as pharmacies and traditional healers to support screening and referral for patients with tuberculosis.

Our Work

March 12, 2019

Improving diagnosis through integrated testing

“Integration and optimization are at the cutting edge of where diagnostic innovation is going to be in the next few years. The question is, how do we get there?”— Trevor Peter, Senior Scientific Director of Diagnostics Services for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) Access to diagnostic services is critical for providing patients with...

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December 21, 2018

CHAI joins the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)

CHAI is proud to join the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). iDSI is a global network of health, policy and economic experts supporting low- and middle-income countries to make healthcare investment decisions that reflect the best value-for-money. CHAI is one of several partners who will expand the group’s global network of expertise and cross-country experience....

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December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day: The invaluable voice of community in accelerating access to optimal HIV treatment

Sitting and talking with other people living with HIV at a health facility in Uganda, Zane* no longer felt alone. Unlike many of the others there who remained on efavirenz (EFV), he had recently switched to a new treatment regimen that includes dolutegravir (DTG) and could not believe how much better he felt. On DTG,...

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September 10, 2018

Innovative diagnostic technology can save HIV-positive infants

After five hours hunched in a crowded minibus, three hours trying to soothe a crying baby, and one hour waiting to see a healthcare worker, she had made it. This Malawian mother had finally made it to a health facility to test her baby for HIV. Despite the hours of travel, she soon learned that...

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March 12, 2019

Improving diagnosis through integrated testing

“Integration and optimization are at the cutting edge of where diagnostic innovation is going to be in the next few years. The question is, how do we get there?”— Trevor Peter, Senior Scientific Director of Diagnostics Services for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) Access to diagnostic services is critical for providing patients with...

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December 21, 2018

CHAI joins the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)

CHAI is proud to join the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). iDSI is a global network of health, policy and economic experts supporting low- and middle-income countries to make healthcare investment decisions that reflect the best value-for-money. CHAI is one of several partners who will expand the group’s global network of expertise and cross-country experience....

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December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day: The invaluable voice of community in accelerating access to optimal HIV treatment

Sitting and talking with other people living with HIV at a health facility in Uganda, Zane* no longer felt alone. Unlike many of the others there who remained on efavirenz (EFV), he had recently switched to a new treatment regimen that includes dolutegravir (DTG) and could not believe how much better he felt. On DTG,...

Read More

September 10, 2018

Innovative diagnostic technology can save HIV-positive infants

After five hours hunched in a crowded minibus, three hours trying to soothe a crying baby, and one hour waiting to see a healthcare worker, she had made it. This Malawian mother had finally made it to a health facility to test her baby for HIV. Despite the hours of travel, she soon learned that...

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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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