Overview

CHAI began work in Tanzania in 2002, helping the government create its National AIDS Control Program to deliver access to lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) medication, particularly in hard to reach rural areas of the country.

Today, CHAI works in four areas: HIV, malaria, vaccines, and reproductive health. We are helping to increase access to critical vaccines through improvements to the supply chain and strategic planning for routine immunizations along with the introduction of new vaccines. We are continuing to work with the National AIDS Control program to accelerate the government’s commitment to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and are helping to close the treatment gap for children with HIV through improved access to early infant diagnosis (EID) and viral load monitoring at the point-of-care.

With funding from Comic Relief, CHAI is partnering with the National Malaria Control Program, the Reproductive Child Health Section, and Pharmacy Council and Private Health Laboratory Board to implement interventions to diagnose and treat febrile illness in children for better management of malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea - the largest killers of children under five. We are also working to improve access to critical family planning tools to help save lives and improve economic outcomes for women.

Our Work

April 26, 2018

Digital platform transforms immunization worker training in Tanzania

Aziz Sheshe is the Regional Vaccine and Immunization Officer for Tanzania’s Arusha region. He has been working with the government’s immunization program for the past 15 years. Aziz oversees immunization services at more than 300 health facilities across the region, with almost 260,000 children falling under his jurisdiction. His commitment to and eagerness on the job led Aziz to be among the first of his colleagues to use a new immunization e- learning platform when it was launched and today, he is an advocate for the tool, training others on the platform.

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June 20, 2017

American Cancer Society and Clinton Health Access Initiative Announce Collaborations with Pfizer and Cipla to Increase Access to Lifesaving Cancer Treatment in Africa

Market access agreements advance growing ACS-led effort to significantly improve cancer care in six sub-Saharan African countries The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced two separate groundbreaking market access agreements with Pfizer Inc. and Cipla Inc. to expand access to sixteen essential cancer treatment medications, including chemotherapies, in...

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December 16, 2015

Private Sector mRDT Training in Tanzania

On November 12, 2015, 78 private sector healthcare providers attended trainings held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on malaria rapid diagnostics tests (mRDT). From September-November of this year, participants from health facilities in eight regions in Tanzania were invited to two-day training sessions. Two providers, including clinicians and lab technicians, from 593 facilities, representing nearly...

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September 29, 2015

Case Study: Increasing Availability of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests

Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are an effective tool for confirming true malaria cases in resource-limited settings, yet are often unavailable in the private sector where many seek treatment. CHAI worked with global manufacturers and importers in Tanzania’s private sector to reduce the price of RDTs. To date, 2.1 million tests have been sold and...

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April 26, 2018

Digital platform transforms immunization worker training in Tanzania

Aziz Sheshe is the Regional Vaccine and Immunization Officer for Tanzania’s Arusha region. He has been working with the government’s immunization program for the past 15 years. Aziz oversees immunization services at more than 300 health facilities across the region, with almost 260,000 children falling under his jurisdiction. His commitment to and eagerness on the job led Aziz to be among the first of his colleagues to use a new immunization e- learning platform when it was launched and today, he is an advocate for the tool, training others on the platform.

Read More

June 20, 2017

American Cancer Society and Clinton Health Access Initiative Announce Collaborations with Pfizer and Cipla to Increase Access to Lifesaving Cancer Treatment in Africa

Market access agreements advance growing ACS-led effort to significantly improve cancer care in six sub-Saharan African countries The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced two separate groundbreaking market access agreements with Pfizer Inc. and Cipla Inc. to expand access to sixteen essential cancer treatment medications, including chemotherapies, in...

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December 16, 2015

Private Sector mRDT Training in Tanzania

On November 12, 2015, 78 private sector healthcare providers attended trainings held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on malaria rapid diagnostics tests (mRDT). From September-November of this year, participants from health facilities in eight regions in Tanzania were invited to two-day training sessions. Two providers, including clinicians and lab technicians, from 593 facilities, representing nearly...

Read More

September 29, 2015

Case Study: Increasing Availability of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests

Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are an effective tool for confirming true malaria cases in resource-limited settings, yet are often unavailable in the private sector where many seek treatment. CHAI worked with global manufacturers and importers in Tanzania’s private sector to reduce the price of RDTs. To date, 2.1 million tests have been sold and...

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