Overview

CHAI is supporting the government in Vietnam to introduce new vaccinations, to eliminate malaria, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C, and is exploring work in innovative cancer therapies.

Established in 2006 to fight HIV/AIDS, we are helping the government as it faces the dual challenge of finding domestic funding to maintain current levels of high routine immunization coverage, while also introducing new vaccines that could save thousands of lives. We are helping to expedite malaria elimination by 2030 by strengthening disease surveillance and case management and thereby helping to end the global threat of drug resistance. We are also supporting innovative TB case finding, treatment, and public-private engagements to help Vietnam reach its end TB goals.

CHAI is working to help eliminate hepatitis C, which infects about a million people in the country, leveraging the national social health insurance system for treatment. We engage closely with the government to support planning, financing, and execution to in turn expand access to testing, prevention, care, and treatment services nationally.

Our Work

July 3, 2018

Initial results from HCV pilot program in Vietnam

In Vietnam, a million people are infected with Hepatitis C (HCV). Without treatment, HCV can cause cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. While no vaccines exist to prevent HCV, the virus is easily treated with directly-acting antivirals (DAAs). In 2017, CHAI worked with the Vietnamese government to pilot a national public sector HCV care and...

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December 1, 2017

Vietnamese ‘stories and hard work moved me to find a way to help’

I grew up privileged. Access to clean water, food, health care, and education was never an issue during my childhood in California. While we were never wealthy from an American perspective, we always had enough to meet our basic needs. This privilege is something most of the world’s population lacks, and I am mindful that...

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July 28, 2017

New Medications Are a Lifesaver for People with Chronic Hepatitis C

As we recognize World Hepatitis Day this year, there is hope for millions of people living with chronic hepatitis around the world. New, directly acting antiviral (DAA) medications are providing a cure to people infected with the disease. In Vietnam, one of the countries with highest rates of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in the world,...

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April 27, 2017

Strategic Planning for Malaria Elimination: The Crucial First Step

Bill and Melinda Gates’ call in 2007 for a global commitment to eradicate malaria increased enthusiasm and political will in countries throughout Latin America, southern Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region to help achieve this important goal. Many countries, including those with a high malaria burden, have in turn declared national goals of eliminating the disease...

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July 3, 2018

Initial results from HCV pilot program in Vietnam

In Vietnam, a million people are infected with Hepatitis C (HCV). Without treatment, HCV can cause cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. While no vaccines exist to prevent HCV, the virus is easily treated with directly-acting antivirals (DAAs). In 2017, CHAI worked with the Vietnamese government to pilot a national public sector HCV care and...

Read More

December 1, 2017

Vietnamese ‘stories and hard work moved me to find a way to help’

I grew up privileged. Access to clean water, food, health care, and education was never an issue during my childhood in California. While we were never wealthy from an American perspective, we always had enough to meet our basic needs. This privilege is something most of the world’s population lacks, and I am mindful that...

Read More

July 28, 2017

New Medications Are a Lifesaver for People with Chronic Hepatitis C

As we recognize World Hepatitis Day this year, there is hope for millions of people living with chronic hepatitis around the world. New, directly acting antiviral (DAA) medications are providing a cure to people infected with the disease. In Vietnam, one of the countries with highest rates of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in the world,...

Read More

April 27, 2017

Strategic Planning for Malaria Elimination: The Crucial First Step

Bill and Melinda Gates’ call in 2007 for a global commitment to eradicate malaria increased enthusiasm and political will in countries throughout Latin America, southern Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region to help achieve this important goal. Many countries, including those with a high malaria burden, have in turn declared national goals of eliminating the disease...

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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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